Desi's BBQ Dry Rub


This versatile rub can be used on all of your BBQ meats and is so simple to make and store. The flavor it gives your meat is phenomenal: sweet and smoky with a little spicy kick! It is fabulous on its own or it will compliment your favorite BBQ sauce nicely! Enjoy!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 3/4 cup


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup paprika

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin


  1. Whisk brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder, and cumin together in a bowl until no lumps of brown sugar remain.

Cook's Note:

Store in an airtight container or in a resealable plastic bag.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

39 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 28
Calories 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* 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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