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A large pork loin roast with a lot of dry rub seasoning pouring over the top.
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5 from 3 votes

The Best BBQ Dry Rub

Use this grilling and BBQ dry rub on chicken, steaks, pork, hamburgers, and as a rib rub. This seasoning blend adds amazing flavor and color!
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Rub, Dry Rub, Rib Rub
Servings: 25
Calories: 20kcal


  • 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


  • Combine all the ingredients for this dry bbq rub recipe in a small bowl and stir to mix using a small whisk to evenly combine.
  • Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight jar out of light and heat in a dry place. It will keep for at least 3 months.



BBQ Chicken BBQ

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

Beef or Steak 

It's a perfect for beef BBQ too. It's especially good on tri-tip, ribs, and steaks. But honestly, it makes the BEST grilled hamburgers. Simply mix into the ground beef, with some Worcestershire sauce, and grill! 
TIP: Buy meat on sale, make portions ready to grill, sprinkle on pieces, and freeze in zip lock bags or with a FoodSaver.

Ribs and Pork

Try this on grilled or smoked baby back ribs, pork tenderloin, or even pork chops.
Pork Loin Pulled Pork: Oven Roasted Low and Slow is so good with this rub, you need a large pork loin to make this pulled pork in the oven.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 619IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg