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My Grandma passed away at the age of 94. She was a wonderful cook and I was lucky enough to inherit her recipes. Many date back to the 1940s and 50s. Grandma prepared them in a charming country kitchen with no running water and most of her produce came from her garden, not from the grocery store. These are made-from-scratch recipes. I wish I had spent more time with her in the kitchen and . . . I wish I had spent more time with her for so many other reasons.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Zesty Brown Sugar Rub for Beef or Pork

This spice mixture is great for steaks or roasts (beef and pork).  It can be rubbed on the meat up to 12 hours before cooking time (leave the salt out of the rub and then sprinkle the meat with salt just before cooking).  Keep meat refrigerated until time to cook.

This recipe will cover four steaks or two roasts.

1 Tbsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp fennel seed
2 tsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp cracked black pepper
2 Tbsp dried minced garlic
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

This is very good, but it's quite warm (spicy).

Rub this on all sides of meat.  Place in refrigerator (covered with aluminum foil) until ready to cook.

This is not your ordinary steak or roast.  This is SO good!