Whip up a batch of this Coffee Chili Dry Rub to help you spice up your next tailgate! Or use it as a hostess gift for your favorite pit master.
During the Fall my husband’s absolute favorite activity is to sit on the patio and watch football while the smoker is going with some good ‘ole Texas barbecue on it for dinner. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Football party or tailgate that didn’t have barbecue. I mean, forget the hamburgers. Football calls for the real deal, right?
Here in the South we take our Football and our barbecue seriously! That’s why I was excited to partner with Community Coffee Company for their annual Tailgate Traditions Instant Win Sweepstakes. To participate, purchase specially-marked packages of Community® coffee. Each package will feature an on-pack sticker containing a unique game code, which can be entered online at TailgateTraditions.com for the chance to win one of 500 prizes including an all-expense-paid trip to Houston for the Big Game!
To get you ready for the big game, Community Coffee Company has created a Tailgate Traditions Recipe Booklet, which features five game day recipes using Community® coffee. I loved the Southwestern Snack Mix and Browned Butter Pecan Cookies. So yummy! But I also wanted to share one of my favorite recipes using Community® coffee and of course that means barbecue!
I told you my husband loves to use his smoker, especially during football season. You have probably heard the old adage that “the secret’s in the sauce,” but when it comes to barbecue the true secret to really good meat is the initial seasoning. Every pit master knows you need a good base rub with a some stand out ingredients to really give your meat that something special. So today I’m going to share a Coffee Chili Dry Rub to help you spice up your next tailgate!
I take my standard dry rub base and mix in some Community® coffee, add some turmeric and coriander and I swap out regular chili powder for some ancho chili powder to give it a little more spice. I think the ground coffee and ancho chili powder really pull out and compliment the smoky flavor of the meat.
Once you’ve combined all the ingredients you want to rub the Coffee Chili Dry Rub on your favorite meat. You need to give it a really generous coat. Cover all the sides and really get in the nooks and crannies. Then let the meat rest, covered in the rub, for at least 30 minutes, preferably more like an hour if you have the time. Then smoke (or even grill!) your meat like normal.
- ¼ cup ground coffee, like Community® coffee House Blend
- ¼ cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 3 tablespoons ancho chili powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients
- Apply a generous coat to the meat, covering all sides.
- Let it rest for 30min-1hr
- Cook as usual.
On this particular day I used the rub on some chicken quarters. They turned out fabulous but you can try it on brisket, ribs, pork chops or whatever your favorite cut of meat! Then top it with your favorite barbecue sauce and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to barbecue heaven!
So next time you fire up your grill or smoker, give this Coffee Chili Dry Rub a try. Plus, it makes a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite pit master.
About Community Coffee Company
Now in its 97th year, Community Coffee Company houses the largest family-owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, and four generations of the Saurage family have operated the company since its inception. Founded in 1919, Community Coffee Company is an importer, roaster and distributor of the highest-quality premium coffees and teas, using only 100% Arabica coffee beans. For additional information, visit CommunityCoffee.com or find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Community Coffee. The opinions and statements are all mine.