This is the best rub recipe that I have used. It comes from one of my dad's best friends who got it from an ex-girlfriend who got it from some crazy BBQ pit master down in Texas. He apparently won many a BBQ competition with this rub recipe. I have used it on chicken, beef, and pork, and it works great. I have two ways of using it that work best.
The first one is to use it on a pan-roasted ribeye. Bring a ribeye (preferably bone-in) out and let it come to room temperature. Generously rub the steak on both sides and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking it in a cast iron skillet and then finishing it off by roasting in a very hot oven.
The second application is on a pork tenderloin. Rub the whole tenderloin and then BBQ it on a charcoal grill and serve with mango salsa on the side. AWESOME!
JOE'S BBQ RUB RECIPE
1 Cup Kosher salt
1 Cup Cave white sugar
1/3 Cup paprika
1/3 Cup chili powder
1/3 Cup black pepper
3 Tablespoons garlic powder
Mix all ingredients well and place in a sealed jar. Keep in your pantry. I like using a glass canning jar.