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Quick and Easy Barbecue Rub

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This rub is my personal recipe, settled on after lots of experimenting. It's great on ribs, brisket, and pork butt. Quick and easy from ingredients everyone usually has. This recipe makes enough for 2 to 3 full racks of baby back ribs, depending on how liberally you coat them. For those that are new to barbecuing/smoking, 'rub' is a misnomer, as you're really just coating the meat and not actually rubbing it in. Generally, I'll rinse and pat dry the meat I'm prepping then apply a thin coat of yellow mustard so that the rub sticks."
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10 m servings 16
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Whisk white sugar, paprika, kosher salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 16 calories; 0.2 3.6 0.3 0 483 Full nutrition

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This rub was excellent on our pork side ribs. I omitted the cayenne as my family doesn't enjoy heat as much as I do. Instead of applying yellow mustard to the ribs as the creator suggested we us...

good base for BBQ too. adds just the right flavors to bring out the meat

This was excellent on chicken tenders. Just the right amount of everything!!

Great seasoning rub, will revise after Birthdays this month. Made 3 batches for Brisket, Baby Back and will try on Beef Back Ribs ....... my Beef Back are usually just Salt Pepper Paprika and me...

worked out fantastic on a 10lb boston butt roast! Can be used for a bbq roast, a simple cuban roast, or even for pork tacos!