Top 10 BBQ Rub Recipes

A good barbecue rub is a beautiful thing. It is also a simple combination of flavors. Why people pay for premade spice mixtures remains a mystery to me, when a good rub can be put together in minutes and modified to match any meat or even vegetables. These 10 BBQ Rub Recipes are perfect for most anything and a great starting point on the path to your own perfect rub.


Hot n’ Spicy Rib Rub

For those of you that love spicy food, this rub will add one heck of a kick to barbecued ribs. It'll wake you up and keep you energized! This mixture is enough for 2-3 slabs of ribs. Adjust recipe accordingly to suit your tastes.

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All Purpose Poultry Rub

This is a great go-to chicken rub that works well on chicken breasts, wings, drumsticks, and whole grilled, smoked, baked, or rotisserie chicken.

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Jamaican Jerk Rub

I’m a huge fan of Jamaican Jerk. This rub will add loads of flavor to ribs, pork chops, roasts, chicken, vegetables, and meat substitutes. While this is meant to be a spicy rub, you can adjust the cayenne called for in this recipe to suit your taste buds.

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The Best Brisket Rub

A traditional Texas style rub used on brisket. Texans are known for their melt in your mouth low and slow briskets, and this rub will help you to achieve that too. This simple recipe makes enough for 2 good sized briskets.

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Easy Beef Rib Rub

Looking to grill or smoke a rack or two of meaty beef ribs? This rub will get the job done. This is enough for 2-3 racks, so increase the recipe if you’re preparing more than that.

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Easy Barbecue Chicken Rub

This wet rub is quite simple and straight forward. Use on anything from whole chickens to chicken pieces or chicken breasts. Grill, bake, saute, or broil as directed and you’ll have a flavorful main course in no time. Double this recipe based on need.

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Texas Rub for Brisket

The perfect Texas style rub for a Texas style brisket. While this rub is meant for a low and slow beef brisket, you can certainly use it on beef ribs and barbecued chuck roasts.

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Butter-Herb Prime Rib Rub

Whether you are grilling, smoking, or baking a prime rib, how you flavor it will ultimately make or break the final product. This butter-herb wet rub can be prepared in a matter of minutes and adds a fantastic flavor to prime rib. The recipe makes enough for a 4-6 bone rib roast.

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The Ultimate Smoked Chicken Rub

Who doesn’t love a good smoked chicken? This rub has the perfect blend of flavors for a delicious low and slow cooked bird. This is enough rub for two chickens, so increase the recipe if planning to smoke a larger batch.

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Savory Burnt Ends Rub

Like the name suggests, this is a savory rub for brisket or pork burnt ends. It means that nowhere in this recipe will you find sugar. This collection of earthy spices really brings out the deep rich flavors of meat and works really well with a sweet tomato-based barbecue sauce. So, if you’re in the market for a new burnt end rub to try, give this one a whirl.

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