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A jar of BBQ rub made with brown sugar and a variety of other spices.

BBQ Rub Recipe

This BBQ rub recipe is so simple to make! All it takes is the spices that you already have in your pantry. Mix it up and sprinkle it over your favorite meat. It will add the most amazing sweet and savory flavor whether you are grilling, baking, or smoking your meat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course seasoning
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 53 kcal


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper


  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the rub. Stir together with a whisk or fork to break up the large clumps from the brown sugar.
  • Store in an air tight container and it will last for up to 3 months in a cool dry place.


*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 12gSodium: 388mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2300IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1.2mg
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