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The Best BBQ Dry Rub You Will Ever Make

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This is the best bbq dry rub you will ever make. I use this anytime I am making ribs, pulled pork and more.

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.

Both of these are 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.

Why I Make My Own Rubs

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, 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. I like to store my spices in these 16-ounce mason jars.

I have even taken some of the dry rubs 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 lookout for those recipes!

Check Out My Other Spices Below

So what would you put this rub on?

Yield: 2 cups

The Best BBQ Dry Rub You Will Ever Make

The Best BBQ Dry Rub You Will Ever Make

This is the best dry rub for bbq you will ever make. I use it on ribs, chicken, pork, and more.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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