Homemade Dry BBQ Rub Recipe

SaveSavedRemoved 0
Deal Score0
Deal Score0

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy.

Homemade BBQ Rub

The key to amazing, tasty meat lies in this Homemade Dry BBQ Rub! Crafted from simple ingredients, you can easily whip up this spice blend at home. With spring in full swing, what better time to fire up the grill and treat your family to a delicious weekend barbecue? This recipe is tailor-made for just that!

Barbecue rub recipe

Making your own BBQ Rub at home is a breeze, utilizing ingredients you likely already have in your pantry! I adore how the spices harmonize, elevating the flavor profile to something truly exceptional. While each ingredient stands strong on its own, together they create a symphony of taste.

The ratio of ingredients is spot-on, achieving a delightful balance of saltiness and sweetness perfect for any barbecue dish. The hint of smokiness enhances the flavor of pork, chicken, or beef effortlessly. This versatile seasoning isn’t just limited to meat; it works wonders on vegetables and tofu too!

The dry rub technique also adds a pleasing texture, crisping up the surface and adding an extra layer of enjoyment to each bite. The harmonious blend of flavors and the satisfying crunch combine for an unforgettable barbecue experience!

How do you use a BBQ rub?

Simply apply the dry rub to the meat you’re preparing, whether it’s ribs, brisket, shoulder, chicken wings, or legs. This recipe suits any type of meat!

Ensure the meat’s surface isn’t excessively moist. There’s no strict measurement for how much rub to use; simply coat generously, allowing any excess to naturally fall off.

Dry rubs differ from marinades, which typically have tenderizing properties. No marinating is necessary with dry rubs; you can cook shortly after applying them. Whether you’re using an oven, Instant Pot, or grill, the cooking method is flexible in barbecue preparation.

Try our Homemade Taco Seasoning

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 
Servings: 12 Tablespoons
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet


  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper use more or less
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dill seeds


  • Add all the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir with a fork to fully combine.
  • Add to a mason jar and close with the lid.
  • Store in a dry, dark place.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g| Sodium: 391mg |
 Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 897IU|
Vitamin C: 1mg |Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

Leave a reply

Enable registration in settings - general
Compare items
  • Total (0)