The Ultimate Dry Rub

This is a great Dry Rub for ribs, for chicken, brisket, chicken wings, and more. Use this dry rub on any meat that you’re grilling, smoking, or cooking in the oven.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked meats, dry rub, grilling meats, spice mix
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 331 kcal


  • 4 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp coarse salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
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  1. Combine all spices and herbs in a bowl and mix very well. (You can also combine it in a jar with a lid, close the lid and shake well to mix.) 

  2. Dry rub can be used right away or stored for up to 6 months. 

  3. To use: spread mixed dry rub in a rimmed baking sheet or a large bowl, whichever fits the meat you are using best. Add meat and generously rub it all over with the dry rub, getting every nook and cranny, while massaging the dry rub into the meat.

  4. To store: For the best way to keep dry rubs fresh, use a zip-lock freezer bag and store it in the freezer. Get as much air out of the bag as you can before sealing it.

    (You can also store dry rub for up to 6-months in air-tight jar in a cool dark place or in the refrigerator.) 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
The Ultimate Dry Rub
Amount Per Serving
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 13998mg609%
Potassium 975mg28%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 14540IU291%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.