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    BBBR Substitute

    I used the BBBR on a beef roast yesterday. I liked it but my better half says it's to peppery. Is there something that I can substitute some of the pepper for? I'm thinking 1 1/2 TBS pepper and 1 1/2 TBS ???? instead of 3 TBS of pepper. I don't know enough about spices for what would a good substitute and still keep the integrity of the rub. Confession: I did put 1 tsp extra garlic powder, because I love garlic.

    You could use white pepper, which doesn't have the bite of black, or just go with half the pepper. I like a little cumin in my beef rubs personally, but certainly wouldn't sub that out in equal amounts with pepper.


      Stevehtn She may not like white pepper. Just half the pepper amount.


      • mgaretz
        mgaretz commented
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        When I make BBBR I also simply cut the pepper. You don't need to add anything else.

      White pepper rocks. Use 1 tablespoon per batch. It adds but does not stand out.

      I gave the recipe with white pepper to a guy, he eats it on toast and popcorn.


      • PaulstheRibList
        PaulstheRibList commented
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        On the white pepper, did you use the fine ground, or a course ground?

        Now that I'm making all my rubs etc. with the stuff from Penzy's, there are more options!

      • (Swamp_Life_1853)
        (Swamp_Life_1853) commented
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        Add the tbs of white pepper with or without taking black pepper out?

      Another vote for trying white pepper, my wife has a strong reaction to black pepper that she doesn't have to the white.


        Funny, I did a brisket this weekend and actually added more pepper... nothing better than a great crust of pepper all over it. Cumin does sound like a nice addition.



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