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Chipotle-Pepper Rub

Makes about 1/3 cup, enough for a 4- to 5- pound beef roast

Notes: If making up to 1 week ahead, store airtight at room temperature.

 3 dried chipotle chilies (each about 2 in. long)
 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
 1 tablespoon pink peppercorns
 1 tablespoon coarse salt, such as sea salt or kosher salt
 1 tablespoon cumin seed
Step 1

Heat chipotles in a microwave oven at full power (100%) until they puff and smell slightly toasted, 15 to 30 seconds. Trim and discard stems. Slit chilies open; discard seeds and veins. Coarsely chop chilies. In a food processor or spice grinder, combine chilies, black peppercorns, pink peppercorns, salt, and cumin seed. Whirl until finely ground.

Step 2

Nutritional analysis per teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes about 1/3 cup, enough for a 4- to 5- pound beef roast

Amount Per Serving
Calories 5.5Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g1%

Saturated Fat 0.0g0%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 227mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 1.1g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%
Protein 0.2g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.