BBQ Rub Recipes

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Beef Rubs:

Texas Beef Brisket Rub
Ingredients:
* 1/2 Cup (120ml) Sweet Paprika Powder
* 1/2 Cup (120ml) Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
* 1/2 Cup (120ml) Dried Ground Parsley
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Dark Brown Sugar
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Garlic Powder
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Onion Powder
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Dried Oregano
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Ground Black Pepper
* 2 teaspoons (10ml) Mustard Powder
* 2 teaspoons (10ml) Cayenne Pepper
* 2 teaspoons (10ml) Celery Salt
* a Large Pinch of Ground Cumin
* a Large Pinch of Chili Flakes

Lockhart Beef Rub
Ingredients:
* 3/4 Cup (175ml) Sweet Paprika Powder
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Kosher Salt
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Sugar
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Ground Black Pepper
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Chili Powder
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Garlic Powder
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Onion Powder
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)

Classic Brisket Rub
This traditional brisket rub is most commonly used in Texas. Though simple to make, this rub contains what you need to make a delicious smoked barbecue brisket. This is a basic rub that will give you the perfect balance of sweetness and the saltiness that beef needs. Work in your favorite flavors to create your own rub.

Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup paprika
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 3 tablespoons garlic powder
* 3 tablespoons onion powder
* 2 tablespoons oregano

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Work into the surface of the brisket, especially over the exposed meat. This rub may be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Barbecue Brisket Rub
The cumin and cayenne pepper in this rub adds a nice Southwestern flavor to brisket. This is the perfect rub for those who don't want a lot of sweet on their brisket. You can add sweetness to this rub by adding a bit of brown sugar. Otherwise, rely on this rubs savory flavors.

Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup paprika
* 1/4 cup mild or medium chili powder
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon cayenne
* 1 tablespoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon salt

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Apply about 2 tablespoons of rub to each side of the rack. Prepare smoker and add ribs.

Big Beef Rib Rub
This rub is a good combination of sweet and heat. You can adjust the heat by using mild or medium chili powder (or a combination). If you really want to make it spicy, add an extra tablespoon of cayenne. The sweet in this rub will balance the heat without detracting from it.

Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup paprika
* 1/4 cup mild or medium chili powder
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon cayenne
* 1 tablespoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon salt

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Apply about 2 tablespoons of rub to each side of the rack. Prepare smoker and add ribs.

Pork Rubs:

Carolina Pulled Pork Butt Rub
Ingredients:
* 1/4 Cup (50ml) Paprika
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Granulated Sugar
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Dark Brown Sugar
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Ground Black Pepper
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Cumin, ground
* 2 tablespoons (30ml) Chili Powder
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Kosher Salt
* up to 1 tablespoons (15ml) Cayenne (to taste)

Big Butt Rub
Ingredients:
* 1 Cup (250ml) Sugar
* 1/3 Cup (75ml) Chili Powder
* 1/3 Cup (75ml) Ground Black Pepper
* 1/3 Cup (75ml) Paprika
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Celery Salt
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Garlic Salt
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Onion Salt
* ¼ Cup (50ml) Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

Classic Pulled Pork Rub
This traditional pulled pork rub will give you the best odds for making a great batch of Carolina Style Pulled Pork. This rub calls for a little dry mustard that won't overpower the meat, but certainly adds a lot of flavor with just a touch of heat.

Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup paprika
* 2 tablespoons black pepper
* 2 tablespoons salt
* 1 tablespoon cayenne
* 2 teaspoons dry mustard

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients. Work mixture into meat about and hour before it goes on the smoker. Save some of the rub to sprinkle on during the smoking process to replace rub lost during turning.

This rub can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for several months.

Porky's Southern Rib Seasoning
This rub is perfect for all kinds of pork whether it's ribs or Carolina-style pulled pork. This rub is low on salt and high on flavor. While this is perfect for large pork roasts (butts and shoulders), I like a little less salt on my pork ribs.

Ingredients:
* 2 cups paprika
* 3/4 cup lemon pepper
* 1/4 cup coarse ground black pepper
* 1/4 cup white pepper
* 1/4 cup onion salt
* 1/4 cup granulated garlic
* 1/4 cup chili powder
* 3/4 cup brown sugar

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container in a cool dark place. Apply to pork with a shaker right before it goes into the smoker.

North Carolina Pork Rub

This classic pork rub is perfect for smoked pork roasts. This rub recipe is a particular favorite for pulled pork. This low sugar and salt rub is great for pork which tends to have a salt flavor already. The high black pepper content is going to give this rub a nice heat without a lot of the chili pepper effect.

Ingredients:
* 1/3 cup paprika
* 1/4 cup black pepper
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 2 tablespoons salt
* 2 teaspoons dry mustard
* 2 teaspoons cayenne

Preparation:
Mix all ingredients. Work 1/2 half mixture into meat 12-24 hours before cooking. Apply remaining rub before smoking. Makes enough for about 5 to 6 pounds of meat.

Lexington Pulled Pork Rub
Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup Paprika
* 2 tablespoons coarse Salt (sea or kosher)
* 2 tablespoons Black Pepper
* 1 tablespoons Cayenne Pepper
* 4 teaspoons Cumin
* 2 teaspoons dry mustard
* 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
* 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
* 2 teaspoons Thyme Powder
* 2 teaspoons Sage
* 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder


Rib Rubs:

Kansas City Rib Rub
In Kansas City they know BBQ Ribs and this is the barbecue rub recipe for traditional Kansas City-style ribs. Finish them off with a good barbecue sauce and you'll have a fantastic meal. This recipe is mostly brown sugar, so it makes a deliciously, sweet rub. This rub is not recommended for hot and fast cooking because the sugar will burn. So avoid high temperatures when using it.

Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup paprika
* 1 tablespoon black pepper
* 1 tablespoon salt
* 1 tablespoon chili powder
* 1 tablespoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon onion powder
* 1 teaspoon cayenne

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients together and transfer to an air-tight container.

Memphis Rib Rub
In Memphis, ribs are traditionally served up dry. Though, it doesn't mean that the meat is tough and dried out, there just isn't a barbecue sauce. This traditional Memphis style barbecue rub recipe is the base of a great rack of pork ribs. This recipe is sugar free so it is all flavor without the sweet. Just the way they like it down in Memphis.

Ingredients:
* 4 teaspoons paprika
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 2 teaspoons onion powder
* 2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoons cayenne

Preparation:
Mix ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Spread evenly on prepared ribs that have been patted dry and let sit until the rub appears moist.

Memphis-in-May Rub
Ingredients:
* 1 Cup (250ml) Dried Parsley
* 1 Cup (250ml) Sugar
* 1 Cup (250ml) Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
* 3 tablespoons (45ml) Ground Black Pepper
* 3 tablespoons (45ml) Garlic Powder
* 3 tablespoons (45ml) Onion Powder
* 3 tablespoons (45ml) Dried Oregano
* 3 tablespoons (45ml) Sweet Paprika
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Mild Mustard Powder
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Celery Salt
* a Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

Carolina BBQ Rib Rub
This is a great balanced rub that isn't overly spicy or salty. With just a touch of sweetness, this rub is perfect for pork.

Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup paprika
* 2 tablespoons salt
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons ground cumin
* 2 tablespoons chili powder
* 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on beef, chicken, lamb or pork.

Tennessee Rib Rub
This rub is your "best odds" for smoking great set of ribs. This savory rub will add a lot of flavor without detracting from the natural flavor of the meat. This is a mild rub that won't overpower your ribs and is also a great starter rub. Increase the sweetness, saltiness, or the heat to your liking.

Ingredients:
* 1/3 cup paprika
* 3 tablespoons dry mustard
* 3 tablespoons onion powder
* 3 tablespoons garlic powder
* 2 tablespoons ground basil
* 1 tablespoon red pepper
* 1 tablespoon black pepper
* 1 tablespoon salt

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container. When applying to ribs, coat heavily and massage into the meat. If you want to make a sweet rub add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.

Lexington BBQ Rub
Ingredients:
* 1.5 Cup (375ml) Dark Brown Sugar (tightly packed)
* 3 tablespoons (45ml) Kosher Salt
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Chili Powder
* 1/2 teaspoons (2.5ml) Ground Black Pepper
* 1/2 teaspoons (2.5ml) Cayenne Pepper
* 1/2 teaspoons (2.5ml) Thyme (crushed)
* 1/2 teaspoons (2.5ml) Onion Powder

Classic BBQ Rub (Sugar-Free)
Ingredients:
* 1 Cup (250ml) Kosher Sea Salt
* 1 Cup (250ml) Spanish Paprika
* 1/4 Cup (60ml) - Garlic Powder
* 1/4 Cup (60ml) Onion Powder
* 1/4 Cup (60ml) Black Pepper
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Cinnamon
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) All Spice
* 1 tablespoons (15ml) Cloves

Kissing Cousins Rib Rub
Ingredients:
* 1/4 cup dark brown sugar (packed). Preferred "turbinado sugar".
* 1/4 cup coarse kosher or sea salt.
* 1/4 cup sweet paprika (vs the hot kind)
* 3 tablespoons ground pepper (fresh peppercorns recently ground!)
* 1 tablespoons garlic powder (not garlic salt)
* 1 tablespoons dried onion flakes (fresh will not work in this recipe)
* 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper (no, it will not be "hot")

This recipe is enough for 3 to 4 racks of ribs and can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.


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