Hello, I’m going to be talking about all the seasonings that I use to the most common to rubs, what’s the differences between them and binders. And how and why I use them, but before I do I need to let you all know that these are my favorite seasonings that I use, and your seasonings might be different. I am not referring that your taste is like mine so whatever you think would work for your pallet is totally yours, and with that said here we go.
Seasonings vs Rubs
There are many different types of the 2 we have here, the big difference between them is seasonings are to be put on lite to give the meat a subtle flavor to where rubs are meant to act like a dry marinade. Poured on or pounded in both sides very thick almost to make a coating on all the moist areas of the meat cooking,
I’ve got many different makers of the seasonings I use, because there is a certain level of flavor that comes from each different brand that I use, if i can’t get it fresh. These are all going to be talked about here but first I’m going to show you each one and what it was made to season and what I season with it.
WEBER SEASONINGS AND RUBS
1 Chicago steak seasoning. This peppery, savory, seasoning lives up to its name it tastes delicious steaks compliments steak well this pepper blend is balance by onion and garlic, I put this on just about any meat from steak to pork ,chicken ,some wild game to bring up the flavor, it my most go to seasoning, for my beef meals.
2 Chophouse butter seasoning. creamy smooth buttery taste to your grilled beefs pork’s and chicken meals this has a well-rounded savory flavor I’ve even put it on fish and veggies it just makes everything taste better, more comfort style, I’ve used it for adding a lite seasoning to some of my bearnaise sauces and put a dash onto my salads.
3 Gourmet burger seasoning. Expertly blended mix of garlic onion pepper to pack your burgers full of favor. Either sprinkle on top or mix it into the meat for a full balanced and full depth bold flavor. I sprinkle it on anything meat waist form pork to deer/
4 Honey garlic ive had othe types of this seasoning but im truely in love with this one from weber the flavors are very straight forward giving any dish that taste of home we all miss,
5 Roasted herb and garlic- nothing tastes more robust the the flavors this bottle has the roasted flavor of the garlic is spot on
6 Steak and chops- exactly what it means i put it on pork chops when i butter fly them make sure I get it all over sometimes I’ll use luke warn water and cowboy seasoning to make a brine for the injection of turkey meats and some skins too
7 Cowboy seasoning / rub- this is a earthy rustic flavorful blend for that ribeye tomahawk, for a mouthwatering statement.
8 Flavor bom burger seasoning. Yes, I love to mix this into the meat of ham salad and hamburger,
9 New Orléans Cajun seasoning and rub i love this stuff when I make my spicy chicken and rice jumbo, gives all those spices a kick start,
10 smoky mesquite / rub this the secret to making awesome pulled beef brisket to pull pork to even pull chicken dishes
11 smoky brown sugar / rub this works great on beef pork chicken smoke wild game too, I add some to chicken stock to give some stocks a boost in flavor
PIT BOSS SEASONINGS AND RUBS
1 sweet rib rub-brown sugar and garlic make this rub for ribs over the top it lets the meat just fall of and isn’t over salty tasting.
2 champion chicken-this is made there award-winning poultry seasoning grilling over mesquite and apple pellets for maximum flavor, this seasoning reigns supreme, goes well with turkey and most poultry.
3 mango magic-i use this for it pepper family taste from paprikas to its red bell pepper to onion and garlic tastes i add to pasta sauces for add robust flavor.
4 pulled pork rub yes this is the secret to my pulled pork sandwiches that I also have resting in sweet honey BBQ sauces
5 applewood bacon-love this on chicken dishes the bottle just says good on poultry, but I use it on salads and some veggie dishes too.
6 lone star beef brisket- this is the Texas favorite way to season their brisket sweet smoky and mild it was made for the true brisket lovers, and this is my secret weapon for the best damn brisket you’ve ever sunk your teeth into.
7 Tennessee apple butter-this is my go-to spice for everything I don’t use it as a rub I use it very Lighty this is amazing on damn near anything I put in my pit boss smoker.
8 Kansas City BBQ rub-bring legendary Kansas City to your back yard with this finger licking blend of classic peppery smoke flavor, to beef ham ribs sausage burnt ends and much more, I use it in most meats.
9 Turkey prep kit-comes with everything you need 5-gal bucket to the brine and brine bag 20 lbs. of applewood pellets.
10 Chicken and poultry rub this pit boss rub has their award-winning blend of spices mixed with onion and garlic it makes poultry taste perfect, I put it on eggs and in simple sauces.
Now I know I’ve talked about this in another section, but I only scratched the surface So let me tell you what I use mostly to what you can use. And what the difference is between rubs and binders,
As you all can see by my research on rubs above, they can be a dry rub or a wet rub, but most rubs are for the long haul to make the meat tender and juicy, a binder works different sometimes binders can be used for a short time so when you pull that brisket out for a rest to add your rub.
Binders are anything that you want, you can even just let the meat cook with just a binder. What I do is rub my meat down with whatever you like, now I like mustard it’s not going to taste like mustard the Vinger in mustard is very acidic and helps break down tendon layers of the meat to tenderize it, the I pull it back out let it rest for 10 mins while I put my rub on.
Ok you still having trouble what a binder is, anything to tenderize the meat, this can be mustard, ketchup, salad dressing, mayo.to lime or lemon juice, tomato soup if you like.
I hope I have enlightened you all on the differences with all the types of seasonings rubs and binders there are to choose from.
You don’t have to use any of these seasonings rubs and binders this is the way I cook your way may be different. if you have any questions or just want to leave a reply please do so at the bottom, have a great day will see you soon. PS LINKS ARE COMING SOON!!
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You have made me so hungry while reading this post. I am bookmarking your site for my future cooking escapades in my kitchen. Can I use yoghurt as a binder?