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Carolina Rub

Carolina Rub

This is a simple Carolina style 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 a large cook. This recipe will cover 3-4 slabs of ribs.
Course Rubs
Cuisine American BBQ
Servings 1 Cups


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


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