McCormick's Cinnamon Chipotle Rub

May 20, 2008 | By | Comments (1)

As far back as I can remember, my family has only used sauce for grilling–usually the well known brand names. For some reason, rubs just never sounded appealing. I never liked the idea of having to smear it all over the raw meat with my bare hands! That all changed last weekend when I found a jar of McCormicks new "Grill Mates Cinnamon Chipotle Rub" that I had intended to sample at some point, buried in the cabinet, and decided to break tradition and try it. I cut up some boneless chicken breasts into cubes for kebabs, dipped the skewered pieces in the rub and threw them on the grill. Wow, was I surprised! It tasted great and the meat was tenderer and much juicier than it had ever been with sauce. Everyone loved the sweet and spicy combination, including my three boys, who can be very picky about flavors. It was also nice not having a messy jar of sauce dripping all over the place.

If you want to try it, you should be able to find the "Grill Mates" rubs in the spice section at a supermarket near you, or you can order it directly from McCormick.


  1. AtlantaPat

    This is absoultely the BEST rub on steaks. It must have really appealed to me, because I couldn’t find it at the grocery store I usually shop at -so had to go to another one. I really wanted to try it -and I am sooo glad that I did.
    I just rubbed 2-1/2 tablespoons of the rub onto both sides of a 3/4″ cut, 1.25 lb T-bone steak. I let mine sit in the refrigerator, wrapped for 1 hour. The flavor sort of tenderized it and the flavors were throughout the steak -instead of just coating it. It was delicious -but not crusted. Next time I will not let it chill but grill (I broiled mine in the oven) it as soon as I put the rub on. Also I am going to try it on cut-up potatoes and either bake in the oven or put on the grill.
    Yum, Yum! Rating: 10++

    May 30, 2008 at 8:46 am

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