BBQ Spice Rub


This bbq rub is so simple! It's made with the everyday spices you probably have in your cupboard. I rub it on everything from chicken to pork to burgers to steak. I keep it in a zip-top bag in the freezer. It's always ready to go! Double or triple your ingredients so you always have it on hand.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 1/4 cups


  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup paprika

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)


  1. Mix brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne in a bowl. Store in an airtight container or keep in the freezer in a resealable plastic bag.

    close up view of BBQ Spice Rub in a bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

66 Calories
1g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 66
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 888mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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