Ingredients for BBQ Dry Rub

Sweet and Smokey BBQ Dry Rub

  • Author: Marie Bostwick


  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 2 t. dry mustard
  • 2 t. onion powder
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. chili powder (for a spicy rub, add 1/4 t. chipotle chili powder).
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. fresh ground pepper


Mix spices thoroughly in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight jar with a lid in a cool, dry place.


  • Rub on chicken, steak, or pork before grilling.
  • Add 2 T to a pound of raw hamburger to give extra flavor to grilled burgers.
  • Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons onto hot buttered popcorn.
  • Place in a jar with a ribbon to give as a gift.