All-Around Barbecue Dry Rub

The following is the Swiss army knife of barbecue rubs. It’s savory, sweet, and with a hint of spicy. It works on many meats from chicken, to beef, or pork. Don’t be afraid to even put it on a hearty fish like cod. Use it as a marinade for one to three hours. Or simply, just sprinkle some on before grilling. You’ll love the simplicity of this rub. But even more, you’ll love the complexity of flavor you get in return. Make enough of this rub to store and keep on hand for whatever meat that comes your way. Enjoy your barbecue!

All-Around Dry Rub


1/2 cup coarse salt (Sea salt or kosher)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark)

1/2 cup paprika (not smoked)

1/4 cup ground black pepper

2 tablespoon garlic powder (optional)

2 tablespoon onion powder (optional)

1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir with fork to mix. Also, can transfer to a mason jar, cover, and shake to combine ingredients. Store in a dark cool place.

-Makes 2 Cups-

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