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Pitmaster Honey Rub

Honey BBQ Rub

This Honey BBQ Rub recipe will give you the right amount of sweetness with a little touch of heat.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: bbq rub, honey rub, honey rub recipe, Pitmaster honey rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh


  • 1/3 cup honey granules
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder American style
  • 2 teaspoons paprika not smoked
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Place your measured rub ingredients in a medium bowl. Use a whisk or fork to combine.
  • Use rub right away, or store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 1 year.
  • Use 1/3 cup for spareribs or 1/4 cup for baby back ribs. If you are cooking a large pork roast, use the entire amount—double or triple rub as needed.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9458mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 2900IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg