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Basic BBQ Dry Rub

Every good rib recipe should start with a dry rub. This is my Basic BBQ Dry Rub spice blend. Warm , sweet, spicy, it does the job and can be altered to suit your tastes with other spices. This is the one to use as a base.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dry Rub, Spice Blend
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: bbq dry rub, easy dry rub recipe, homemade dry rub
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 33kcal


  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp ground celery salt
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes


  • To make the rub: mix the salt, brown sugar, pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powders, dry mustard, celery salt and red pepper flakes in a small bowl and mix with a small whisk or your gloved fingers to break up any lumps.
  • Wear latex gloves (optional) and sprinkle dry rub over both sides of the ribs, rubbing it onto the meat. Cover the ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate them for 2 hours minimum or best overnight.
  • Cook per your recipe directions.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1260IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.8mg