The Best BBQ Dry Rub

This is a recipe for a fantastic dry rub that I have been using for the past couple of years. It is unbelievably tasty on chicken, beef, pork, lamb, seafood and veggies. This rub is so awesome, it actually taste like a BBQ potato chip.

It starts of with a simple sweet and salty combo of brown sugar and kosher salt. Then it gets bold flavor from Jamaican allspice and cumin. Next, paprika adds a smoky sweet flavor and deep crimson color. The addition of garlic, mustard, oregano and black pepper round out the flavor spectrum to give you classic BBQ flavor.

I like to make large batches of this rub to store for the whole grilling season (which goes all year for me) and to share friends. This rub can be used by itself to give you a great flavorful crust on your grilled foods. It can also be topped with sauces at the end of cooking to create a dry rubbed/saucy combo that cannot be beat!

Classic BBQ Dry Rub

  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1tbsp. Allspice
  • 1tbsp. Oregano
  • 1tbsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1tsp. Cumin
  • 1tsp. Dry Mustard
  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl and seal in an airtight container to keep fresh


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