Daybreak recipe: BBQ rub and sauce

On this International Bacon Day, Todd David of Cattleack Barbeque has a recipe for the essential ingredients of any good cookout.

Todd David of Cattleack Barbeque in Dallas helps us celebrate International Bacon Day by demonstrating his technique for homemade barbecue sauce and dry rub for under $8.

This seasoning can be used on bacon and for all cuts of pork. In the video, David explains the three stages of how to blend spices for best results, then demonstrates how to "dry rub" meat for best flavor.

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Cattleack Barbeque BBQ Rub 

Stage 1: Basic rub

  • ¼ cup Salt 
  • ¼ cup pepper 

Stage 2:  add sweetness

  • ¼ cup Sugar 

Stage 3: Add savory and personal flavors 

  • 1  tsp. garlic powder 
  • 1  Tsp. onion powder 
  • ½ Tsp. Cayenne pepper 
  • ¼  Tsp. dry mustard 
  • ¼ Tsp. basil 
  • ¼ Tsp. turmeric 


  1. Start with Stage 1; use this mixture to season anything.
  2. If you want a sweeter rub, add the ingredients from Stage 2.
  3. If you want savory flavor, add the Stage 3 ingredients.
  4. You can change the amount or flavors or combinations; like seasoning your own food, rubs are personal.  Play with the recipe until you like  it. 

Cattleack Barbeque Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce 


  • 32 oz white or apple vinegar 
  • 1 TBS black pepper 
  • 1 TBS Kosher salt
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 2 cups brown sugar 
  • 1 Tsp. red pepper 
  • 1 Tsp. Cayenne pepper 
  • 1 Tsp. mustard powder 
  • ¼ cup ketchup 


  1. Mix all ingredients in a pot except the ketchup. 
  2. On low heat, bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Mix until salts and sugars dissolve. 
  4. Remove from heat, add ketchup, and mix well. 
  5. Allow to cool before serving.

TIP: For best results, make the sauce at least one day prior to your cookout.


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