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Perfect BBQ Rub

Course: BBQ
Cuisine: BBQ
Keyword: BBQ rub, homemade bbq rub, Rub for barbecue, Spices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 49kcal
This is truly the Perfect BBQ Rub. Use it on chicken, pork and beef! Yum!
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  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp coriander ground
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp celery salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, and whisk with a fork until completely combined.
  • Store in air-tight container for up to 6 months.


Rub will keep fresh in an air-tight container for up to 6 months. 
We prefer dark brown sugar, but you can also use light brown sugar, too. 


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg