Super Simple Versatile BBQ Rub Recipe is so easy to make that it literally takes 5 minutes.
I’m not that anal retentive with my love of smoked meats.
I don’t compete with my BBQ, so in this post, I share my very versatile simple BBQ rub recipe.
This rub goes with just about every kind of meat you can toss on your grill or smoker: pork shoulder, ribs, chicken and even brisket.
I know, I hear some of you yelling over the computer screen about putting a rub like this on a brisket.
I know brisket is typically rubbed with only salt and pepper, especially in Texas, but I can promise you this BBQ rub is fricken awesome on the fatty bits of a brisket.
Plus, I like to do things my own way.
If a Super Simple Versatile BBQ Rub wasn’t exactly what you had in mind for your BBQ pit this weekend you might be interested in my Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce, Sous Vide Baby Back Ribs, or Sous Vide Steak.
Be pretty liberal with this BBQ rub.
I like to put a thin coat of yellow mustard on my meat and then sprinkle my rub on top of the mustard.
The mustard gives the BBQ rub something better to stick to.
Sometimes I’ll even sprinkle a little more on my pork shoulders halfway through the cooking process.
Don’t be afraid to add this BBQ rub to slow cooker ribs either!
If you are cooking over direct heat, say with chicken, you do need to be a little careful.
There’s enough sugar in this recipe to make your meat look like it fell from orbit if you aren’t careful.
Also, don’t be afraid to make substitutions.
Want more heat? Well, add more cayenne pepper.
Want more pepper?
Want to use Demerara sugar?
Knock yourself out. This BBQ rub recipe is super versatile and fun to play with.
Mainly, just get in the kitchen and cook!
- 10 oz. Brown Sugar
- 3 oz. Salt
- 1 oz. Chili Powder
- 1 oz. Garlic Powder
- 1 oz. Onion Powder
- 0.75 oz. Black Pepper (Freshly Ground)
- 0.5 oz. Smoke Paprika
- 0.1 oz. Cayenne Powder
- Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl
- Mix until the rub looks well mixed
- Apply to your favorite meats
Serving Size:2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 89 Total Fat: 0g
Here are a few side dishes we make for BBQs