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BBQ Dry Rub

Author Carrie Hill


  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp black pepper


  1. Mix all of this together in a mason jar and store in a dark place.
  2. If you don't have smoked paprika, just double up on the regular paprika.
  3. If you don't like your ribs a bit spicy - leave out the cayenne or cut back on it a bit. My husband doesnt think this rub is spicy, and he has a wimpy palate :)
  4. I use about 1/4 of this recipe on one slab of baby back or St. Lous style ribs.