SpiceJunkie's BBQ dry rub No.14


I made this rub for my daughters 14th birthday, which is why I called it BBQ dry rub No.14. It gives pork a nice sweet flavor that goes well with all the other spices. This rub has a mild flavor and will not burn sensitive pallets. The light brown sugar gives a gentle sweetness to offset the other spices and is great on ribs or pork shoulder. For ribs sprinkle salt and pepper and refrigerate overnight. Larger cuts of meat can use more. For heat lovers, add 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (or any amount you like).

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
16 servings


  • ½ cup light brown sugar

  • ½ cup paprika

  • ¼ cup salt

  • ¼ cup ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro leaves (such as McCormick®)

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cilantro, cayenne pepper, cumin, and ginger in a sealable bowl. Place the lid on the bowl and shake until well-blended.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
1g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* 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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