Basic Barbeque Dry Rub Recipes

Basic Barbeque Dry Rub Recipes

Whether you're looking for a dry rub for pork or something new for your dry rub rib recipes this rub can handle it nicely. This rub is a simple basic rub but don't let that fool you, this rub packs a lot of flavor. Brown sugar, black pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper give this rub a great combination of sweet heat.  

Try tweaking and experimenting with the ingredients by adjusting the sugar, spices, etc. until you can find a flavor that is just right for you or to suit your taste. If you want to turn up the heat simply add more cayenne pepper.

Although this rub works really well with pork, don't be afraid to try it with beef, chicken, duck and fish, especially salmon or trout.


  • 3 tablespoons black ground pepper
  • ¼ cup kosher/sea salt or 2 tablespoons table salt
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Cooking Instructions
    Basic Barbeque Dry Rub Recipes

    Makes 1 Cup

    Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk or stir to mix.

    Sprinkle heavily on meat and lightly massage directly into the meat, refrigerate 2 to 8 hours or overnight in a resealable food bag or sealed container saving for your next barbecue rib rub recipes or for a pork loin rub.

    Dry Rub Tips

  • Use 1 to 2 tablespoons of rub for 1 pound or ½ kg of meat.
  • Barbeque dry rub recipes can be mixed and stored in an airtight container up to 3 months or in the freezer up to 8 months before they lose their flavor and intensity, can be used when you need it.
  • Keep a record of the different spices and amounts of each used for future recipes.
  • When mixing and storing rubs, record the date on the container storing the rub.
  • You can freeze meat after applying a rub, just thaw and enjoy at a later time.
  • Don't reuse remaining rub after it has been in contact with meat.
  • A rub is a combination of spices, seasonings and herbs that add flavor and texture to meats. The rub seals in the flavor of the meat, and help form a tasty crust.

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