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Homemade Barbecue Seasoning Rub Recipe is so simple to make. This is a savory all-purpose seasoning blend made with spices already in your cupboard!

homemade barbecue seasoning rub recipe

This simple and basic seasoning blend is my go-to for tastier pork ribs and Boston butts. As well, it kicks up the flavor of chicken or any protein, even vegetables that need seasoning. It provides a fantastic flavor to foods cooked on the grill.

However, it’s not just for grilling, you’ll want to keep this savory barbecue seasoning handy all year long. Made with seasonings that you probably have on hand like brown sugar, paprika, garlic, and more, it’s the perfect blend of spices. It’s smoky, spicey, and adds dimensions of flavor to your food.

Most noteworthy, making your own seasoning blend is economical. Store it in a glass jar in your spice cabinet or freeze it to preserve it even longer.

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homemade barbecue seasoning rub recipe

Homemade Barbecue Seasoning Rub Recipe

I know a lot of men that like to grill and smoke. Therefore, my Homemade Barbecue Seasoning Rub Recipe makes a great gift for Father’s Day, a housewarming gift, or a hostess gift.

To gift, simply get a cute jar, ribbon, and print a cute tag. A quick Etsy.com search turned up a lot of gift tags that you can download and print at home.

homemade barbecue seasoning rub recipe

Tips for making the best spice rub

  1. Always use fresh spices and seasonings. Check the date or write the date you purchased it on the container. Toss after it’s six months old.
  2. This recipe can be multiplied easily. Double or triple the recipe for gift giving.
  3. You’ll need measuring spoons for this recipe. The shape of these allows them to get into narrow jar openings.
  4. For gifting, I like these spice jars.

homemade barbecue seasoning rub recipe


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homemade barbecue seasoning rub recipe

Homemade Barbecue Seasoning Rub Recipe

Homemade Barbecue Seasoning Rub Recipe is a simple spice blend made specifically to bring out the best flavor in pork ribs and Boston butt.
Author: Paula
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 cup



  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. This measures the same as store-bought bbq seasoning in your recipes.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months


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Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7004mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 7312IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. Thank you for your dry rub recipe for smoked pork. Ir is awesome. We love it. It does make a great gift for the person that loves to cook with a smoker. Your articles are awesome and very informative about cooking the meat. I do give this a 5 Stars. Again thank you I look forward to seeing more of your recipes and articles.

  2. 5 stars
    I have been looking for the perfect BBQ rub recipe and yours is the perfect recipe!! So easy to make and the right combination of flavors. Thank you for an awesome recipe!!

  3. 5 stars
    I love making my own rubs that way I can change them up to suit our tastes. This recipe is great, and works with so many kinds of meats!

  4. 5 stars
    Yep, you called it, my hands got TOTALLY messy but this barbecue seasoning was SO worth it – delicious!

  5. Thank You. Always looking for something different and new to put in gift baskets. Makes for a nice little gift to give for Father’s Day along with other BBQ items.
    Thank You

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