Homemade BBQ Spice Rub

This simple and aromatic bbq spice rub will take your bbq game to the next level! It tastes fantastic on all meats, but especially good rubbed into ribs or a whole roasted chicken. 

ingredients for a Homemade BBQ Spice Rub assembled on a wooden bowl with a small wooden spoon on the side

Today I’m sharing with you probably the most complicated and time-consuming recipe I have ever posted on this blog. It has like 30 steps, 50 ingredients, needs to cook 3 hours and rest 15.

Or maybe not. Ok, I’m just kidding. See how funny I am?

Truth is, I shouldn’t even call this a “recipe”. It’s just about picking up a few spices in your spice cabinet and blending them together to make the most amazing DIY BBQ spice rub ever. So please, bear with me!

Don’t think about this as a recipe but more as a reference for you to come back to when you need to turn any piece of meat into something heavenly.

That’s what a good BBQ spice rub will do. Sure, you could buy the pre-made spice blends and save yourself the trouble, but you guys, have you checked the labels on the bottles? It’s usually full of nasties you really don’t need.

When you make your own bbq spice rub, you know exactly what goes it, it’s just as good (if not better!) and literally takes 5 minutes to make.

Here’s to the easiest dry spice rub, and the most delicious ribs, chicken, pork, beef and everything in between!

Homemade BBQ Spice Rub portioned out into little dishes with a big wooden bowl of dry rub in the background

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Homemade BBQ Spice Rub

This simple and aromatic bbq spice rub will take your bbq game to the next level! It tastes fantastic on all meats, but especially good rubbed into ribs or a whole roasted chicken. 

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, bbq spice rub, chicken seasoning, diy spice blends, dry rub for ribs, dry rubs, homemade rubs, rib seasoning, spice blends
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 tablespoons
Calories 21 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar for a healthier alternative
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp celery seeds - to taste, optional
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper - or less to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all the spices in a small bowl.
  2. Store in an air-tight container, in a dark place.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade BBQ Spice Rub
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1076mg 45%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 12.9%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments
  1. This recipe turned out excellent. I made multiple batches, and substituted cayenne for chipotle in one of them. This tasted amazing on a pork roast. Everyone loved it.

  2. Storebought spice rubs cannot even touch this one! I love how pretty the spices look all piled up next to each other! Blended – a flavor explosion!

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