Best BBQ Rub

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4.75 from 39 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

This is one of the best BBQ rubs you will ever try! It’s a blend of spices that adds so much flavor to ribs, pork, chicken and more! It makes everything better.

Best BBQ Rub with a red and white checked napkin.

This is the Best BBQ Rub recipe because it is a homemade spice blend that gives your food the great flavor you find at BBQ joints.  The easy to make BBQ spice rub recipe is made with everyday spices you might already have in your pantry.

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What We Love About This Best BBQ Rub Recipe

Rubs have an important purpose, and that’s to give the meat flavor. It can actually form a crust on the meat as it is cooked and seal in the juiciness of the meat, which keeps it from drying out. Adds a touch of sweetness and perfect for grilling.

  • 5 Minute Mix: Give your food a kick and enhance the flavor in just a few minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry..
  • Family Friendly: Ideal for all family members because it adds so much to the meat.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low salt or add more or less spicy as you like it..
A jar of seasoning spilled out on the counter.

Ingredient Notes

Equipment Needed

How to Make Barbecue Seasoning

These are the basic steps for making chicken smoker rub. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1:MIX THE BBQ SEASONING RECIPE

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to an airtight jar for storage.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can make this rub ahead of time and store in in a mason jar or other airtight jar. Use this savory herb mix for smoke meats, steak, brisket, poultry or vegetables.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

HOW LONG WILL THE RUB BE GOOD FOR?

Your dry rub should be able to last for up to four months in a sealed container.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO USE THIS DRY RUB?

Apply to meat and allow to sit for a half an hour to two hours. Makes a great rib rub or pork butt rubs or whatever you like.

CAN I ADD SEA SALT?

Yes, of course, sea salt or kosher salt can be used for this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, make the amount that you need for your gathering and keep extra on hand to make a quick meal.

WHAT TYPE OF SPICES CAN YOU ADD?

Truly, add Chipotle Pepper,chili pepper, celery seed or honey powder or whatever you like to make it your own.

A spoon of the bbq rub.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Fresh: Always use fresh spices and seasonings.  If a spice or seasoning has been in your pantry for a few years, it’s probably time to get a fresh container. If you like the killer hogs rub, you will love making your own.
  • Styles: Texas style or memphis style are easy to make with this delicious rub it locks in the moisture. Adds flavor to your favorite sauce too.
  • Grind your own: If you want a finer version of this BBQ rub you can run it through a grinder.
  • Health issues: Can make with no msg and gluten-free or gmo.

What to Serve with Best BBQ Rub

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Best BBQ Rub with a red and white checked napkin.
4.75 from 39 votes

Best Barbecue Dry Rub Recipe

Yield: 24 tablespoons
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This easy homemade barbecue dry rub recipe is a blend of spices that adds so much flavor to ribs, pork, chicken and more!  
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid.

Expert Tips

 
  • Fresh: Always use fresh spices and seasonings.  If a spice or seasoning has been in your pantry for a few years, it’s probably time to get a fresh container. If you like the killer hogs rub, you will love making your own.
  • Styles: Texas style or memphis style are easy to make with this delicious rub it locks in the moisture.
  • Grind your own: If you want a finer version of this BBQ rub you can run it through a grinder.
  • Health issues: Can make with no msg and gluten-free or gmo.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 1187mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue, bbq, seasoning, spice

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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