Carolina Rub


Carolina Rub

Carolina Rub

A simple Carolina Rub recipe that can be used on anything from ribs to chops, roasts to whole hog. Remember to increase the recipe if you are planning to cook a large amount. This recipe will cover 3-4 slabs of ribs. One trick for using this rub is to slather a thin layer of yellow mustard over the meat before sprinkling with the rub.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cups
Calories: 438kcal


  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder mild
  • 2 tablespoons salt coarse
  • 2 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic


  • Mix together ingredients and use immediately. If making ahead of time, simply store in a closed jar or an air tight container in the cupboard for 3-6 months.
  • To use: Liberally apply rub onto meat and cook as instructed. Double or triple the recipe ingredients if preparing a large portion of meat or a whole hog.


IMAGE BY: Sabrina Baksh


Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14418mg | Potassium: 1329mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 9079IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 444mg | Iron: 25mg

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Apply your spice rubs like a professional with a spice shaker (aka Dredge). This one from Winware has a heavy build, is machine washable, and holds plenty of spice rub. Plus it costs about $7. Just make sure you don't use this to store your rubs. It isn't airtight.

Carolina Rub