BBQ rub 23-Nov-2020

Categories: sauces Tags: rubs


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt or kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Prepare meat, remove excess fat, remove membranes, etc.

  3. Lightly smear the surfaces with mustard to act as a binder.

  4. Spread the rub on all surfaces, pressing into the meat well.

  5. Let the rub sit for a while so it works its way into the meat.

  6. Cook meat as you will.


I used this rub for ribs I cooked in the Instant Pot, and they came out amazing.