BBQ Spice Rub

On most days of the summer our grill is rocking with some kind of meat and/or vegetable. Since we are always cooking on the grill we came up with a great spice rub to use on beef, pork, or chicken.  

It brings so much flavor to whatever we have cooking up. Chicken has been our main go-to for this rub so far. These chicken legs got a huge upgrade in flavor. 

Once the meat is finished cooking a good ol’ slather of some sweet and smoky barbecue sauce brings it all home. 

It is always a lip smacking good time. Plus, I don’t have to do too many dishes. That is a win-win in my book.

And now that we have a new bullet smoker, we are getting lots of uses for this rub! Try it out the next time you are firing up the grill or smoker. I promise, you will be so glad you did!


BBQ Spice Rub
4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground black pepper

In a small bowl mix all the ingredients.  Makes about 1/3 cup. 


  1. This one we will be trying!! Sounds delicious and I will have the hubby on grill duty for sure ;)

  2. I can't wait to try this on ribs one weekend!

  3. I love the idea of mixing up a batch of this!


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