This barbecue rub is out of this world! Now, would I lie to you? This recipe makes a lot, but you will want to use it on just about everything. It is also easy to measure out because everything is in tablespoons. This is meant to be rubbed into your meat before dry roasting or grilling. I also used it before smoking a pork shoulder.


bbq spice rub




Barbecue Dry Rub



    • 4 tablespoons paprika
    • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
    • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons sea salt
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon celery seed
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder




Place all the ingredients into a jar.  Shake or stir to combine.  Store in an airtight container as you would any spice mix.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Diana says:

    Love it! I used this rubbed into a spatchcook chicken I did in my roaster. I used smoked paprika rather than sweet. Made for CQ 2015


  2. Lesley Snow says:

    I was out of my normal dry rub mix so I tried this one! It is really very good especially as we are kind of heat wimps. I can see using this on all kinds of meats as well as adding some to stews to boost the flavour. Thanks for posting this! Lesley – aka K9 Owned.


  3. Sue Stone (Bayhill) says:

    Loved this rub! I used it on grilled chicken and the flavor was outstanding. All of the different spices work very well together. I can’t wait to try it on grilled steak. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. **Made for 2015 Culinary Quest (Texas) for Munching Minions


  4. Susie D says:

    I made a small amount of the recipe and used on a pork loin. Nice and full of flavor!


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