Spice Rubs

BBQ Spice Rub

Everyone should have a go-to BBQ. This is one that I came up with after quite a few iterations. It goes great on chicken, pork, or beef. Once you make your own rub, you won’t buy one pre-made from the store. If you look at the ingredients, it will likely be mostly salt. None of the ingredients are expensive, it comes together in in just a few minutes. In fact, I bet will take longer to gather the ingredients than it will to put it all together.

Try this mix out the next time you decide to fire up your smoker. Feel free to tweak this recipe and make it your own.

BBQ Spice Rub

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By Patrick Dulmage Serves: lots
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: none Total Time: 15 minutes

BBQ Spice Rub


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 3 tbsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper



Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl


Mix the ingredients together with a whisk or your hands


Break up any lumps as you go


That's it!


Store in an airtight container


I like to keep the recipe for the mix handy so I can duplicate it. I keep this recipe very close to the container I store the mix.

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