Elevate Your Meat Game: Irresistible Raw Cacao Nibs Meat Rub Recipe

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds like never before? We have an extraordinary recipe to share with you—one that combines the rich flavors of raw cacao nibs with savory spices to create an irresistible meat rub. Get ready to elevate your grilling game with this delectable creation!

Raw Cacao Nibs Meat Rub Recipe:


  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)


  1. In a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind the raw cacao nibs until they form a coarse powder. Alternatively, you can chop them finely with a knife.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ground cacao nibs with smoked paprika, brown sugar, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  3. Pat dry the meat of your choice—whether it's beef, pork, or even chicken—to ensure the rub adheres properly.
  4. Generously coat the meat with the raw cacao nibs rub, pressing it onto the surface to create a flavorful crust.
  5. Let the meat rest for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.
  6. Grill, roast or cook the meat as desired, savoring the tantalizing aroma that will fill your kitchen or backyard.
  7. Once cooked to perfection, serve the succulent meat and delight in the harmonious combination of savory spices and the subtle chocolate notes from the raw cacao nibs.

Whether you're hosting a barbecue, entertaining guests, or simply treating yourself to a gourmet meal, this raw cacao nibs meat rub will undoubtedly impress.

Wishing you mouthwatering adventures this bbq season!