All-Purpose BBQ Rub Recipe

All-Purpose BBQ Rub


This is your basic, all-purpose rub. It’s perfect for low-and-slow cooked pork, smoky chicken thighs, grilled cauliflower steaks, you name it! Keep it simple or customize by adding your favorite spices.


  • 1 cup smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons garlic granules
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder


  1. Place all ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk until evenly combined, being sure to break up any clumps. Store in an airtight container up to 3 months.
  2. Cook's Tip:
  3. Use about 1/4 cup rub per pound of meat. For best results, massage rub all over meat a day ahead of cooking and then refrigerate until cooking time. This will give the salt and sugar time to permeate the protein, resulting in a juicier end product.


Amount Per Serving (based on 32 servings)
Calories: 30
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 430 mg
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Fiber: 2 g
Total Sugar: 4 g
Added Sugars: 3 g
Protein: 1 g
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