This BBQ Dry Rub Recipe can go with many different meats, I tend to use it mostly on chicken and pork.
Here’s an easy BBQ dry rub recipe that you can use for pork, chicken, beef, or any other type of meat:
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for a bit of heat)
- In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir until well blended.
- Store the dry rub in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag until ready to use.
- When you’re ready to use the dry rub, pat the meat dry with paper towels and sprinkle the dry rub generously over the entire surface of the meat.
- Use your hands to rub the seasoning into the meat, making sure it’s evenly coated on all sides.
- Let the meat sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before grilling, smoking, or roasting it.
This BBQ dry rub is a great way to add flavor to your meats without having to marinate them for hours. You can adjust the amounts of the spices to your liking, depending on how sweet, spicy, or savory you prefer your rubs to be. Enjoy!
With any Rub Recipe, you want to be extra careful not to contaminate the rub when you touch the meat. If I think I have more Dry Rub than I might use for a particular dish, I keep some aside so I don’t contaminate any of the leftover Dry Rub ingredients and then I can save it for another day in an airtight container away from heat and light.
You can put this on just before you fire up the grill, or several hours before. I like to do it the day before if I can get my act together ahead of time.
Giving it that extra time lets the flavors meld with the meat. A another tip on what makes GREAT BBQ.