Hand showing spicy seasoning with a piece of raw pork

Best Regional Croix Valley Barbeque Rubs

Having a pellet smoker in Calgary is essentially a license for cooking creativity. There are almost limitless options for what you can smoke from pork and chicken to nuts and salmon. Plus, the availability of flavor options further explores the opportunities for creative cooking. 

One of the ways that you can capitalize on the myriad flavours available is to use different dry rubs. As one of the most trusted brands in the pellet smoker business, Croix Valley produces rubs and sauces from some of the best culinary experts in the world. That’s right, from Kansas City to St Louis, Croix Valley has regional meat rubs that will excite and delight every time. 

They have many delicious flavors available to suit your particular tastes, including:

Kansas City BBQ Dry Rub

Kansas City is known for many things, including jazz and craft breweries. However, its legacy has and will continue to be its delicious barbeque. Their delectable dishes rose to fame for utilizing several different types of meat at once, including beef, turkey, lamb, pork, and more. The versatility of Kansas City barbeque, and by extension, the Croix Valley rub that emulates it, is what puts this delicious offering on the table.

A distinct heat accompanies this rub, infused by chilis and hot sauce, but lovingly softened by the subtle and sweet hints of molasses and ketchup. Sweet and spicy, bite after bite, this dry rub is certain to impress at your next backyard gathering. 

Memphis BBQ Dry Rub 

It is no surprise that this rub has made it on this list because it was among the top 3 rubs in the 2017 National Barbecue and Grilling Association’s Awards of Excellence for All-Purpose Rub. This is almost a guarantee of its quality, and putting it in your pellet smoker in Calgary will certainly offer an aromatic and scintillating sensory experience that will not be easily forgotten.

Cooking Pork Ribs

Best slathered on dry ribs, this paprika-based rub mixes allspice and black pepper to subtly up the heat. It goes great with a variety of meats including chicken and beef. Throw some on your grilled veggies for a new experience! 

St Louis BBQ Dry Rub

The St Louis barbeque style is a staple of tomato-based flavours. However, it is interesting to note that if you were to ask the average person how they would describe St Louis barbeque, it would be “heavily sauced.” This is what makes a signature St Louis-seasoned dish so distinct, so it may seem counterintuitive to have the flavor replicated in a dry rub.

However, that would be a poor misrepresentation because Croix Valley’s St Louis-style BBQ Rub is delicious. Garlic and onion intermingle with a blend of spices that includes mustard, producing a sweet and hearty flavor profile that pairs well with a huge variety of meats. These include ribs, chicken, pork, and more. This rub is at its best when combined with a “low and slow” smoking method.

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