Top Dry Rub Recipes for Barbecue Ribs

People are always contacting me for a dry rub recipe to use on brisket, poultry or some other meat. Below are a list of recipes for dry rub I've used in the past. If you have a favorite, email it to me and I'll post it on the site.

Pork Rub Recipe

This rub is very spicy and I wouldn't recommend using it on ribs or chicken unless you really like the heat. When cooking pork for 8 to 10+ hours, the spicy heat is reduced and just more of the flavors of the pepper remain. Recipe courtesy of Chatham Artillery Bar-B-Q.

3 cups of turbinado sugar
˝ cup + 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
4 tablespoons of paprika
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of chipotle pepper
1 tablespoon of onion powder
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of oregano

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on pork.

Carolina Rib Rub

This is a great, classic rub for Carolina Pulled Pork, ribs, brisket, poultry, lamb or pork.

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
1/4 cup paprika

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

All Purpose Dry Rub

An all purpose dry rub for any kind of meat you eat. Use generously.

1/4 cup coarse salt (kosher or sea)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

Combine the salt, brown sugar, paprika and pepper in a small bowl and stir to mix.

Famous Dave Anderson's Cajun Dynamite Seasoning Rub

1/2 C paprika
6 T kosher salt
1/4 C coarsely ground black pepper
3 T basil
3 T filé powder
2 T garlic powder
2 T dry mustard
2 T onion powder
2 T dried oregano
2 T cayenne (reduce by 1/2 if you want it mild)
2 T white pepper
2 T dried thyme

Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Brown Sugar Rub

A sweet rub that goes well on brisket. Adjust the heat by adding more or less of the chili powder or by using hot or mild.

1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup salt (coarse salt works best)
1/3 cup paprika
1/3 cup chili powder
1/3 cup ground black pepper

Combine ingredients and pack firmly around brisket 12-24 hours before smoking. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in a large plastic bag.

Simple Sweet Rub

A sweet dry rub that's excellent on pork, especially pork butt that will be shredded.

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

Mix ingedients together well, rub generously on the pork butt.

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A resource list of the "best of the best" barbecue dry rib rub recipes on the planet. Whether you are looking for dry rub seasoning for beef, pork, poultry, fowl or fish, it's most likely in this list. It's dry rub at its best!