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WannaRub Hot Beef ‘n Cheddar Chili Dip

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  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Cup Medium Chunky Salsa
  • 3 Tbsp WannaRub
  • 1/2 Cup Beer
  • 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (mild or sharp)
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chip Scoops


Heat about 2 T. olive oil or butter in large skillet and brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat, about 6 – 8 minutes, stirring to break up meat. Drain fat if any.

Reduce heat to low and ADD salsa, WannaRub, and beer. Stir until well combined and cook for about 3 minutes to reduce liquid. ADD half of the cheese and stir until melted. Add remaining cheese. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or less until cheese is melted. SERVE hot in a heatproof bowl or mini bowls with Tortilla scoops.

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WannaRub Air Fried Chicken

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  • 6-8 Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Olive Oil
  • WannaRub


Rinse off chicken and pat dry. Place on baking sheet and mix 1 tablespoon olive oil and coat chicken. Then add WannaRub generously, coating both sides of the chicken. Place in air fryer for 19 minutes at 390 degrees.

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WannaRub Jalapeno Garlic Shrimp

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  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Garlic
  • Raw Shrimp
  • WannaRub


  1. Mix oil, diced jalapeños, a sprinkle of salt and garlic into a pan. Stir until hot. Sprinkle in WannaRub
  2. After mixing and heating together, pour into a bowl
  3. Let wooden skewers sit in water to avoid burning on the grill later
  4. Peel and clean shrimp, and mix in sauce. Marinate the shrimp by rubbing in the sauce by hand
  5. Pre-heat grill to 350-450°F. Place shrimp on skewers
  6. Grill the shrimp over direct, medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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WannaRub Baked Sweet Potato

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  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Green Onion
  • Bacon Pieces
  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Brown Sugar
  • WannaRub


  1. Wash sweet potatoes
  2. Drizzle a sweet potato with olive oil and sprinkle with WannaRub
  3. Wrap in aluminum foil and Bake, folded side of foil up, at 350° for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until a fork easily presses into the center
  4. Chop pieces of jalapeños, bacon and green onion
  5. Place two large heaps of sour cream in a bowl, sprinkle with WannaRub and stir
  6. Get fully baked Sweet Potato and slice down the middle
  7. Place slices of butter on steaming potato
  8. Sprinkle brown sugar over the melting butter
  9. Drop a dollop of sour cream with WannaRub mixed In
  10. Sprinkle fresh bacon bits
  11. Sprinkle green onions and jalapeños (if desired)
  12. Sprinkle more brown sugar and more WannaRub
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WannaRub Smoked Mahi Mahi Fish Dip

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  • Fresh Mahi Mahi
  • WannaRub
  • Green Onions
  • Jalapeños
  • Mayonnaise
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Crackers


  1. Sprinkle WannaRub generously on fresh pieces of Mahi Mahi
  2. Place seasoned fish in smoker. Smoke using charcoal and chunks of oak. Keep around 200 degrees for 4 hours
  3. Cut up fish to remove skin and place in a bowl and stir.
  4. Chop up fresh green onion and jalapeño (optional)
  5. Add a generous portion of mayonnaise and mix.
  6. Add green onions and jalapeños.
  7. Pour in a couple dabs of Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce (optional) and more WannaRub
  8. Stir ingredients until it’s thick and creamy
  9. Serve on crackers or bread and enjoy!
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Wannarub Bloody Mary


  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 cup of your favorite bloody Mary mix
  • 1 tsp A1 steak sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 4 Tbs Wannarub original rub
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Stalk of celery
  • 1 fully cooked jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined


Pour the Wannarub out on a plate. Wet the rim of a glass and garnish the rim by dipping the glass into the dry rub so that the rub sticks to the rim. Add your Celery for garnish and then fill the cup with ice. Add the Vodka, A1, Worcestershire, horseradish , and the juice of ¼ lime. Finally add the Bloody Mary mix. Garnish the glass with the shrimp and a lime slice. Enjoy!!

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WannaRub Baby Back Ribs



The first step in any pork rib preparation is to remove the silverskin which is a membrane that covers the inside of the rib cage. If the silver skin is not removed it becomes very tough and once cooked forms a thin leathery skin on the inside of the finished rib.


Next rub the ribs with A thick coating of WannaRub Original Blend. For even more flavorful ribs Let the rub sit on the the ribs for 10 minutes on each side until the meat has absorbed a the rub and then apply again.

STEP 3 : The Fire

Build a small charcoal fire in the smokebox and allow it to burn down to coals.

STEP 4 : The Wood

Once the coals have burned down, add your wood. Choosing a hard wood for smoking is a matter of personal preference. There are many different flavors and strengths of wood for smoking, including apple, cherry, mesquite, and many more. For this preparation we are using Hickory which produces a medium strength smoky flavor similar to pecan or oak.

STEP 5 : The Temp

Allow the wood to catch fire and then close up the grill and the smoke box. Using the air intake and the chimney vents choke the fire so that the wood is smoldering with no flames but lots of smoke. Adjust the vents until the temperature inside the grill levels between 200 and 225. Opening either vent allows more air and increases the heat.


Once the temperature is steady lay the rack of ribs on the grill and close the lid. Add wood to the fire as needed to maintain the smoke and temperature. Smoke the ribs for 2 hours.


At the end of two hours wrap the rack of ribs tightly in tinfoil and return to the grill. You can now switch the fuel from wood to charcoal if prefered as the smoke is no longer necessary. You could also transfer the wrapped ribs to an oven of a gas grill if you prefer.


Raise the temperature to 275 and cook the wrapped ribs for an additional 45 minutes. Wrapping the ribs in tinfoil prevents the Steam and natural juices from escaping as the ribs continue to cook as a result the meat becomes extremely tender.


At the end of 45 minutes unwrap the ribs carefully and let rest for 10 minutes. Use a sharp knife to separate them into individual rib for serving.


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WannaRub Sloppy Joes


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (can substitute ground chicken)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper, diced **
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 12 oz. bottle chili sauce
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 2 T. WannaRub
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • Hamburger buns or toasted French rolls


  1. In large skillet, over medium heat, add 2 T. olive oil and butter. Saute onion, celery, and red pepper for several minutes until soft. Push aside in pan, add remaining oil, add beef, and stir until beef is browned. Combine veggies with meat and stir until well mixed together. Add chili sauce, brown sugar, WannaRub, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until mixture is combined and bubbles a bit. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring several times.
  2. Spoon JoJo’s over toasted buns or rolls. Top with your favorite cheese. Serves 4 – 6.

**Note: you can replace raw red pepper with 2 large chopped roasted red peppers but do not saute. Add them to mixture after beef is browned.

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WannaRub Honey Spiced Philly Cheese Spread

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  • 8 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • One 0.7oz packet Good Seasons Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 T. Honey
  • 1 T. WannaRub (may add up to 2 for more flavor)


In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients until smooth. Refrigerate for several hours. When ready to serve, bring to room temperature and spread on our WannaRub Comeback Crackers or use as a dip with your favorite pretzels or chips.

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WannaRub Seared Mahi Arugula Salad


  • Fresh Mahi fillets
  • Arugula
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon WannaRub original blend


Slice the Mahi into manageable fillets so that they can be easily flipped in the pan. Pat the fish with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Lightly dust the fish with fresh cracked black pepper and set aside. In a small sauce pan over low heat, melt the butter and combine the WannaRub. Set aside.

In a small mixing bowl whisk together the juice from the lemon, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Once combined toss the arugula in the mixture.

Add a thin layer of oil to the pan, about an 1/8 inch. Over medium high heat bring the pan up to about 400 degrees or just at the smoke point. Once the oil is hot add the fish and sear from 30 seconds to about 1 minute or until the fish is just cooked through. There should be a crust on the outside. Let the fish rest for a moment until any excess oil has drained. Brush the butter and Wannarub mixture on both sides of the fish. Lay the fillets over the bed of arugula and serve immediately.

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