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Pouring BBQ rub mix of spices on a pork roast before roasting it in the oven.
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Grill and BBQ Rub (Dry Rub)

Homemade Grill & BBQ Dry Rub (BBQ Rub) is easy, inexpensive, and preservative-free! You'll love this DIY seasoning recipe that can be used as a chicken seasoning or beef seasoning. Great for summer parties -- fire up the grill!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Rub, Dry Rub, Rib Rub
Servings: 25
Calories: 9kcal


Grill and BBQ Rub

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


rub mix

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix using a small whisk to evenly combine. 


  • Store in an airtight jar out of light and heat. It will keep for at least 3 months.


Chicken BBQ Rub

This BBQ rub is fantastic on grilled chicken. Apply BBQ sauce in the last 5 minutes.

Beef or Steak BBQ Rub

It's a perfect beef BBQ rub too. It's especially good on tri-tip, ribs, burgers, and steaks.
TIP: Buy meat on sale, make portions ready to grill, sprinkle rub pieces, and freeze in zip lock bags or with a FoodSaver.

Dry Rub For Ribs and Pork

Try this dry rub on grilled or smoked baby back ribs, pork tenderloin, or even pork chops.
But the recipe for the best BBQ rub dry rub EVER is this Pork Loin Pulled Pork: Oven Roasted Low and Slow... just use this rub and a pork loin to make pulled pork in the oven!


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg