Uncle John’s Spice Rub

This reasonably spicy rub is good on grilled foods, including brisket, chicken, flank steak, ribs, etc. Especially great for beer-can chicken. If you're not sure you want a hot spice rub, cut the cayenne in half to 1 teaspoon.

¾ cup paprika (Hungarian paprika is most flavorful)
¼ cup ground black pepper
¼ cup salt
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Mix thoroughly. Will last for months in an airtight container in cool, dark pantry.

Yield: 2 cups rub.