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The Best BBQ Dry Rub You Will Ever Make

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I love creating my own spice blends to use on our dishes when we cook. You may remember a couple that I have shared with you in the past — the Paula Deen House Seasoning and our Coffee Blend Rub that is so good on steaks and chicken. Now — I am sharing with you the best bbq dry rub you will ever make. Hands down — this is my favorite.

We always have spices on hand in the pantry because with it, I can whip up a mean dry rub in no time flat.

I use this spice rub as a dry rub on my oven baked bbq ribs, but you can also use it on BBQ chicken, my BBQ nachos and more.

A well stocked pantry will always ensure that you are able to do things like this when you are in a pinch and need a spice. I mean, have you seen how much it costs to buy  dry rubs? Some of them run anywhere from $5-$10! Goodness!

The star of this bbq dry rub is the loads of paprika that is used. Then it is mixed and infused with brown sugar and some other delicious flavors for the perfect dry rub.

How to Make the Best BBQ Dry Rub Ever

You can also use this spice to make your very own homemade bbq sauce as well (recipe will be coming soon so be on the look out for it!

The Best BBQ Dry Rub You Will Ever Make

The Best BBQ Dry Rub You Will Ever Make


  • 1 1/2 cups of paprika
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 3/4 tablespoon of onion powder


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

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I have even taken some of the dry rub and mixed it with mayo to create a BBQ mayo and that is definitely delicious with some french fries or piled high on a burger (think BBQ burger with thick dill pickles and bbq mayo –yum). I will be sharing some delicious burger recipes soon so be on the look out for those recipes!

So what would you put this rub on?

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