All American BBQ Dry Rub recipe

This Sweet and Spicy BBQ dry rub recipe is versatile and very popular as a BBQ Brisket rub, Pork Ribs rub and works really well with BBQ Chicken too.

The ingredients list for this dry rub recipe may seem long but if you make a large enough batch it stores really well in a sealed container for months.

The sugar in this rub works to caramelize the exterior of the meat to give it that prize-winning crispy exterior you're looking for.

american bbq dry rub recipe

The cocoa powder gives this dry rub recipe it's balance and smoothes out the peppers and garlic.

It's one of the secrets to a great dry rub recipe.

Note, some folks have mentioned they find this rub spicy. If you have a lower tolerance to spicy foods then you might want to reduce the amount of cayenne pepper a bit.

Why not give this rub a try with Beef Brisket recipe, Kansas City BBQ Pork Ribs recipe and BBQ chicken recipes.

Go ahead and experiment with this dry rub on steaks or even burgers.

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Serves: Makes approx. 1 1/4 cups

Prep Time: 5 min

What you'll need:

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (reduce if you've low spicy food tolerance)
  • 2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper (or extra black pepper)
  • 3 tablespoons kosher coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon hickory seasoning or hickory smoked salt

how to make a dry rub

Step 1:
In a medium glass bowl mix all the dry rub ingredients really well with your hands.

Store in a sealed glass container (mason jar) for months on the shelf.


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