The best BBQ Rub for all your smoked recipes! This all-purpose BBQ Dry Rub, along with our Prime Rib Rub, Creole Seasoning, Smoke Rub For Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, are all you need in your arsenal to tackle any protein you’re looking to season. We even throw some in our Instant Pot Kidney Beans and Instant Pot Pinto Beans recipe.
Use this Homemade Spice Mix recipe on smoked chicken thighs, 3-2-1 ribs, pork belly burnt ends, Instant Pot Ribs, Chicken Wing Recipes, Smoked Turkey Wings, Smoked Turkey, Air Fryer Cornish Hen and more!
Nothing beats grubbing down on BBQ that’s been rubbed down with an array of seasonings and slathered in homemade barbecue sauce. Whip up a huge batch of our easy barbecue rub and keep it on hand, in an airtight jar, to use as needed.
How To Make A BBQ Dry Rub
Making your own custom BBQ Rub couldn’t be easier. Just make the basic BBQ dry rub, taste, and adjust to suite your preference. Our basic rub includes: brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, pepper, salt, mustard powder and cayenne pepper.
Spicy – amp up the heat by doubling, or even tripling the cayenne! Throw in a few shakes of red pepper flakes for good measure. You can do the same with our Chicken Taco Seasoning.
Want A Hint of Smoke? Add in 1 Tablespoon of Smoked Paprika.
Like Garlic? This dry rub recipe can certainly handle a double hit of garlic powder. Go for it!
Prefer Less Sugar? We get it. Half it and take a test. The other flavors should shine with the reduction in sugar.
Ways To Use This Barbecue Rub
This rub covers the gamut. Checkout how we use this rub:
The Best Basic BBQ Dry Rub
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp Paprika
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tbsp Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Mustard Powder
- ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Add all the ingredients to a medium size bowl and stir to combine. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.