Sweet Heat BBQ Spice Rub

This Keto Sweet Heat BBQ Spice Rub is perfectly sweet, yet packs quite the punch.  A versatile spice rub to use with anything, yet especially perfect for ribs.

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Sweet Heat BBQ Spice Rub

You are in for a TREAT here!  Well, a savory, heat-filled treat, that is. 

We spent the day at the Portland Rose Festival today and wanted a quick and easy dinner.  I let my hubby decided what we were going to eat so I stayed in the car and he ran into the grocery store.

Out he comes with unseasoned ribs.  Perfect.  All you have to do is season them and them throw them in the oven for a few hours at a low temp or slap them on the Traeger.

So, of course, we need to come up with our spice rub.  We rarely use packaged spices or bottles marinades.  We really enjoy making our own. 

Did I mention that we also love hot and spicy things?  Within reason, of course.  My hubby tends to get the hiccups when things are too spicy.  Not always, but sometimes.

I am happy to report that this sweet heat BBQ spice rub packed some serious heat without giving him the hiccups!

 

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Flavors

Clearly, we were going after a spice rub that packs a punch, while also having a slightly sweet undertone.  I mean, we did name this sweet heat after all.  

I’m sure you’ve heard of sweet heat before and quite honestly, there are so many different varieties that it leaves room for some creativity!

For the sweet flavor, we use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit. I switch back and forth between erythritol and monkfruit all the time.  But if I had to choose, I’d choose monkfruit.  In part because COSTCO carries it now – WOOHOO!

As for the heat – well the list is long and delicious!  I’d say that cayenne is the heavy hitter here and really is the front runner.

 

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How to use this keto heat bbq spice rub

Well, RIBS of course! 

We created this specifically to go with ribs, but you could certainly use it for just about anything!  

 

 

How to store sweet heat bbq spice rub

Mason jars and other small glass containers work well for storing this sweet heat BBQ spice rub!  I have this fun little jar pictured below that I have mine in at the moment.  You can’t see the backside, but it has a little handle and it is adorable.  

The best part?  I got it at the dollar store!

Lucky for you, this can store for quite a while!  As far as HOW long?  What I normally do is take the soonest expiration date of all the spices that I’m using and write that on my jar. I’m not sure that it has ever made it that long since we use it so quickly. 

 

Keto Sweet Heat BBQ Spice Rub

 

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Keto Sweet Heat BBQ Spice Rub

Keto Sweet Heat BBQ Spice Rub
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Lakanto Monkfruit
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander

Nutrition Information

Yield

7

Serving Size

1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving Calories 7 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 378mg Carbohydrates 1g Fiber 1g Sugar 0g Protein 0g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!

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