Three Pepper and Brown Sugar BBQ Rub

  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: about 1 cup (1-4 servings)
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You can adjust the heat in this dry rub by changing the amount of cayenne pepper used.  This is a flavorful spice mixture with a hint of heat that works perfectly as an all-purpose rub for all kinds of barbecue.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ​brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ​cayenne pepper

How to Make It

Mix together and store in an airtight container. Use on any cut of pork, beef, or poultry. Makes about 1 cup. This spice rub will keep for up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container away from direct light (light causes spices to lose flavor and color).

Apply this rub evenly to the entire surface of meats. Allow to sit on the meat, covered, for up to but no more than an hour before you start cooking.

This will allow the salt to absorb into the surface of the meat and evenly distribute.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 106
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3,616 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)