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BBQ Dry Rub Recipe
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BBQ Dry Rub

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"My family has been making this dry rub for years. It is awesome on country-style ribs and pork steaks!"

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together white and brown sugars, salt, pepper, and paprika. Rub onto pork 10 minutes prior to grilling. Store any leftover rub in a sealed container.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2006

Very good. I cut the whole recipe in half and added 1tblspn each of garlic powder and onion powder and just a touch of cayanne pepper. I rubbed (very liberaly!) 8 pcs of 1 1/2 inch thick chops and have enough left over for at least two more applications to chicken or ribs later! The chops got rave reviews!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 12, 2006

There is a heck of a lot of this rub to store after use, and I didn't enjoy it that much -- neither did my husband. But, hey, it's good to try new things! I just found it had an overly peppery taste, where my husband thought it was overly sweet...? It also made a lot of juice come out of the meat once it was rubbed in and sat in the fridge for a few minutes... is that normal?

Jan 02, 2004

This recipe is AWESOME! As I was mixing the ingredients together, I thought that this would also be a great recipe to make and put in a mason jar as a present for someone who enjoys cooking out on the grill.

Jan 25, 2004

I can't stop putting this rub on all my pork BBQing. We love it. I make double or triple batches and keep it in a ziploc bag. I noticed that it's not always as good as the first time I mix it up, so now I always take out what I need and add some fresh Brown sugar to the mix. Then it's just perfect! Thanks.

Jan 03, 2004

I have tried them all, from all over the country, and I will have to say without question this is the very best. My favorite way to use it is on "beer can chicken",, my lord .....its just perfect,, thanks for sharing this very special rub

Mar 28, 2006

excellent. I used it on boneless chicken breasts. I brushed the chicken with garlic oil first (kept it very moist) put the rub on, and then grilled it on the george foremen. I absolutely loved this recipe and will be making it again and again!

Sep 29, 2005

I had never tried a dry rub before. This was sensational! I used it on pork chops and then grilled. My family loved it. I did cut back on the salt and pepper, as others recommended. I also used a little less paprika and added 1/4 cup garlic powder. Will definitely use this one again.

Jan 03, 2004

Super Salmon!!! Try this rub on salmon and grill, even fish haters will eat it! :)


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  • Calories
  • 60 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1863 mg
  • 75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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