The BEST Dry BBQ Rub Recipe is an easy recipe that takes minutes to make. It’s a great recipe to rub on chicken, baby back ribs, fish, pork, and even vegetables.
Making your seasoning mix is a fun culinary adventure that allows you to personalize your dishes with a unique blend of flavors. By creating your spice blend, you can fully control the ingredients and can tailor it to your taste preferences.
Blending and grinding your spices together releases their aromas and creates a harmonious melody of flavors. Once you’ve crafted your homemade seasoning mix, you’ll have a versatile and delicious tool ready to elevate your meals to new heights of taste and satisfaction.
This homemade spice blend is the perfect balance of sweet heat and smoky flavor to flavor your favorite cut of meat.
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Here’s How to Make the Best Dry BBQ Rub Recipe
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix the sweet brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, ground black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Store in a glass container in a cool dry place.
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The Best BBQ Rub Recipe takes just 5 minutes to make. It's a great recipe to rub on chicken, ribs, fish, pork, and vegetables.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- Mix together brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, salt, and cayenne. Store in a glass jar in a cool dark place.
Tips for Making the BBQ Spice Rub Recipe
- Adjust the amount of spices used in creating the perfect mix of your own rub.
- You can substitute smoked paprika for regular paprika for a different taste.
- This BBQ rub recipe is the perfect spice blend as a great gift for friends and family. Just make a big batch of this seasoning blend and add to small Mason jars.
- You can add dry mustard to the spice mix for more flavor.
- Dehydrated garlic can be used in place of garlic powder. Just be sure to grind the garlic before adding to the blend of spices.
- Liquid smoke can also be added to the homemade barbecue rub for more smoky flavor.
How Long does Homemade BBQ Rub Recipe Last?
When stored in an airtight container, the leftover rub will last up to a year when stored in a cool, dark spot.
How to Use Dry BBQ Seasoning Mix
Coat chicken pieces with the BBQ rub seasoning before grilling for a flavorful and juicy result.
Massage the dry seasoning mix onto pork ribs and let it marinate overnight before slow-cooking or grilling for a tender, smoky rack of ribs.
Rub the seasoning all over a pork shoulder roast or butt before cooking it to perfection. Shred the meat for delicious pulled pork sandwiches. This dry spice rub gives the pork a nice little kick. Try it on your pork chops or pork tenderloin too.
Sprinkle the dry rub seasoning onto your favorite cut of steak before grilling or pan-searing to add a smoky and savory crust.
Mix the BBQ rub seasoning into ground beef for a tasty twist on classic burgers.
Toss vegetables like potatoes, carrots, or Brussels sprouts with BBQ seasoning before roasting for a flavorful side dish.
Season the shrimp with the dry rub before skewering and grilling them for a quick and flavorful appetizer or main course.
Stir the BBQ rub seasoning into a pot of homemade baked beans for a smoky and robust flavor profile.
Sprinkle a bit of the dry rub seasoning onto freshly popped popcorn for a unique and savory snack.
Corn on the Cob
Rub some seasoning onto freshly grilled or boiled corn on the cob for a smoky and spicy kick.
Toss your homemade fries with a sprinkle of the BBQ rub seasoning before baking.
Season fish fillets or whole fish with the dry rub before grilling or broiling for a burst of flavor.
Toss nuts like almonds or pecans with olive oil and sprinkle BBQ rub seasoning on the nuts before baking.
Use this seasoning blend on your chicken wings before baking and grilling.
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