Posted by JJ on 16th May 2020

The Greatest Rub/Sauces on the Planet!

At JJGeorge we often get the question: "What is the best rub, seasoning, or sauce for steak, chicken, pork, or seafood?" 

So here we go!...  Here are our 6 favorites from all across the USA.

AlbuKirky Seasonings  - Green Chile Rub

From:  Albuquerque, New Mexico


Founder: Kirk Muncrief

BEST ON: Pork | Chicken | Seafood

My two loves? Green chile and BBQ. This blend contains the best of both worlds and has been specially crafted to enhance the flavor of any dish. Particularly excellent for grilling pork, fish and poultry.

It will dazzle the taste buds when added to grilled corn on the cob, and don't overlook the zen-like transcendence when paired with hot buttered popcorn. Add it to your next meal and prepare to be showered with accolades.

Gentry's BBQ - TenneSweet Memphis BBQ Sauce

From: Orlando, Florida


Founder: Chris Gentry

BEST ON: Ribs | Pulled Pork | BBQ Chicken | Brisket

Tennessee is home to some of the best BBQ in the United States. Our Tenne~Sweet BBQ Sauce is thick and sweet and inspired from the BBQ mecca of Memphis! Glaze your ribs like never before or just add a little to pulled pork or smoked chicken! Enjoy!

Hardcore Carnivore - Black Rub

From:  Austin, Texas


Founder: Jess Pryles

BEST ON: Steak | Beef

Hardcore Carnivore Black is a gluten and MSG free rub, designed to complement steaks and meats of all kinds. Black has all the standard spices and ingredients to take your steaks and meats to the next level, with the addition of one exotic ingredient... there's charcoal in the rub!

Black will boost not just the flavor, but the appearance of your food. First: it provides a great foundation base for a crust to form, particularly when grilled. Second: since the product darkens the exterior of the meat prior to cooking, you won't be tempted to overcook it just to achieve an appealing outer color - it's already half way there before you even start cooking.Thirdly: the vivid black color creates an amazing contrast against interior of the meat, making it incredibly visually appealing. Consider it cosmetics for meat!

Yes, the charcoal is safe.This is definitely not the same charcoal as the stuff in your grill! Hardcore Carnivore: Black contains food-grade activated charcoal made from coconut husks.

Lane's BBQ - Q-Nami Rub

From: Bethlehem, Georgia


Founder: Ryan Lane

BEST ON: Filet | Shrimp | Chicken Fried Rice | Chicken Wings | Steak | Vegetables

Q-nami rub brings the Umami to the table without the MSG. Lane’s Q-NAMI seasoning is a unique fusion of BBQ and Asian cuisine. The Turbinado sugar gives this rub an unbelievable texture to go with the nice balance of savory & spice. It's not too spicy, but the togarashi blend delivers a nice amount of heat on the back end. Transform your chicken, pork, beef, fish, shrimp, or pasta into a tidal wave of flavor with a couple shakes and a pinch. Still one of my favorite blends to date!! Lane's BBQ originally created this rub for seafood... then figured out that it is also unbelievable on a steak, chops & chicken wings!!

Meat Church - Holy Gospel Rub

From: Waxahachie, Texas


Founder: Matt Pittman

BEST ON: Everything | Beef | Pork | Chicken | Seafood

The Holy Gospel BBQ Rub. A mashup of our popular Holy Cow beef seasoning and The Gospel All Purpose rub. NO, it's not 50-50. This took tons of test cooks to get it right. We saw plenty of folks mashing two rubs together plus acted on customer feedback of Holy Cow being too much of a black pepper punch or Gospel needing a little more. Whatever the case, this blend is great on ribs, chicken and beef!

Thunderbird - Whitebird Sauce

From: Nashville, Tennessee


Founder: Trace Scarborough

BEST ON: Chicken | Shrimp | Vegetables

Thunderbird Wings did not invent Alabama White Sauce, but they nailed it with Whitebird! Our favorite white sauce on the planet.  A fantastic dipping sauce for all your smoky meats! Subtle sweetness, a touch of garlic and delicious zing will have you reaching for the bottle for everything from shrimp to grilled veggies…and absolutely chicken!

We hope this edition of Grillmaster tips helps to spice things up in your kitchen, on your grill and around your table!  Thanks so much for reading and as always please leave us a note in the comment section below to let us know how we are doing and what other topics you would like us to write about.  Happy Grilling! - Your friends at JJGeorge