BBQ Dry Rub Recipe

Summer time? Grilling time? Check out this homemade BBQ dry rub that is sure to take your meat to the next level. Make a bunch and store it in the pantry!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq dry rub, dry rub recipe, Homemade BBQ Dry Rub Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 561kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper adjust to your preference
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves


  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined. Taste adjust to your liking. For more spice, increase the amount of cayenne pepper. For less spice, decrease the amount of chili powder and/or cayenne pepper.
  • Store in an airtight container. I usually make a lot at once and keep it in a couple mason jars.
  • To use, rub into meat you want to season. Let sit for a couple hours or overnight. Cook as usual. Pairs great with any BBQ sauce!


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5217mg | Potassium: 1142mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 110g | Vitamin A: 16800IU | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 9.7mg