BBQ Rub Recipe – How to Make your own Barbecue Rub
Really great bbq starts with a great BBQ Rub Recipe. These combinations of spices build flavor on the outside as it cooks. Think of that wonderful bark on a properly smoked pork butt or slab or ribs…that all comes from the rub.
Now there’s plenty of great BBQ Rubs on the market, and all of them start with a basic recipe. It’s safe to bet that almost everyone has the making of a bbq rub in your spice cabinet at home.
I brought in my friends Shane and Lawson Linn from Townsend Spice & Supply – https://townsendspice.com/ to share with us a basic BBQ Rub recipe that everyone can use as a jumping off point for making good BBQ.
– ½ Cup Paprika
– ½ Cup Salt
– ½ Cup Sugar
– ½ Cup Granulated Garlic
– ¼ Cup Granulated Onion
– ¼ Cup Chili
– ¼ Cup Cumin
– 2 Tablespoons Black Pepper
– 2 Tablespoons Dry Mustard
– 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
They use 10 common ingredients: Salt, Sugar, Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Chili Powder, Paprika, Cumin, Cayenne, and Mustard to form a BBQ Rub.
This combination of spices is the foundation for producing bbq. You could analyze every rub on the market and just about all of them will contain most if not all of these seasonings. What makes each one different is the ratios or amounts of each ingredient used. With a proper foundation you can create your own rub. Add your favorite seasonings or change up the ratios to your taste and you’ll have your very own signature BBQ Rub.