BBQ Spice Rub Recipe - Allrecipes.com
BBQ Spice Rub Recipe
  • READY IN 5 mins

BBQ Spice Rub

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"This rub is so simple! It's made with the everyday spices you have in your cupboard. I rub it on everything from chicken to pork to burgers to steak. I keep it in a Ziploc® bag in the freezer. It's always ready to go! Double or triple your ingredients so you always have it on hand."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/4 cup Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    5 mins

Directions

  1. Mix brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Store in an air-tight container or keep in the freezer in a sealable plastic bag.
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Dec 16, 2012

Fabulous! Love the combo of smoky paprika and brown sugar!

 
Dec 12, 2013

This recipe turned out excellent. I made multiple batches, and substituted cayenne for chipotle in one of them. This tasted amazing on a pork roast. Everyone loved it.

 

26 Ratings

Apr 01, 2013

Marinated a pork roast rubbed in this overnight wrapped in plastic wrap. Cooked on low for about 10 hours in my crockpot. Shredded and added our fave BBQ sauce a(Sweet Baby Rays)and served with slaw. Delicious!~

 
Jan 30, 2014

I substituted coconut sugar for the brown sugar to make it paleo friendly and I left out the cayenne pepper because my husband and kids can't take spicy, but this is probably the best bbq rub we've used! I use it on ribs that I slow cook in the oven and they are always a huge hit with my family!

 
May 19, 2014

OMG! I love this recipe. It is my go to for pork and chicken. There have been times I have forgotten to rub it on and let sit in fridge for a few hours which in turn caused me to do some last minute applying and popping into the oven, it still tasted awesome! Family loves this and it is even good with or w/o brushing BBQ sauce on. HMMM MHMMM GOOD!

 
May 08, 2013

Very good! This recipe will definitely be used again! I rubbed it on chicken leg quarters and let it sit in the fridge all day, then my hubby grilled it to absolute perfection! YUM!!!

 
Jul 01, 2014

Great, classic and simple rub recipe! I usually do a rub just like this, but I add just a tad of cumin. A little cumin goes a long way in adding that little bit of extra flavor.

 
May 19, 2014

Absolutely fantastic and exactly what I was looking for. This recipe is a little sweet, and then bang spicy! I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing. We have a new family favorite and I cannot wait for our next BBQ so we can try this out on others.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 888 mg
  • 36%

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

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