BBQ Rub Recipe

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This delicious BBQ Rub Recipe is a must to keep handy in your kitchen. But you can also bottle it up to give as a gift.  Any party host would love a jar, especially if they love to grills.  Or you can attach this cute Father’s Day Master of the Grill Printable and give it to all your favorite dads this Father’s Day.

BBQ Rub Recipe with printable gift tag

This BBQ Rub Recipe and Free Father’s Day Printable are brought to us from the handy design work of Jessika Reed from Hip & Simple .

My dad is a big fan of BBQ and is really good with the grill.  I am always on the look out for fun gift ideas that he can use while grilling.  This BBQ rub recipe should do just the trick this Father’s Day.

The BBQ Rub Recipe is really easy to throw together. Measure out your ingredients, dump them in a bowl and mix them up. Sprinkle some on your meat before throwing it on the grill and you are on your way to a tasty meal. I put about a teaspoon on each piece of meat.

Or toss the BBQ Rub in a jar and attach this fun Father’s Day tag to gift it like me.

BBQ Rub Recipe Ingredients

BBQ Rub Gift

I tripled the recipe below and got enough to pack this large jar full.  Plus there was a little extra to keep for myself!  I created a free printable Father’s Day tag to go along with it. The Free BBQ Rub Gift Tags come in six fun colors for you to choose from.

BBQ Rub Gift with Printable BBQ Gift Tag

Now, I know dads aren’t the only people who like to BBQ.  If you’re headed to a party and want to bring along a little gift for your host, put it in a cute jar and attach one of the free thank you printable tags.

Grab Father’s Day Gift Tags or Thank You Gift Tags and you are good to go!

Dry Rub Printable Gift Tags



Best BBQ Rub Recipe

4.67 from 3 votes
BBQ Rub Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins

This delicious BBQ Rub is perfect for all of your Summer grilling.

Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq rub, bbq rub recipe
Servings: 12 Tablespoons
Author: Kristen Duke
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar – packed
  1. Put all of your ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a whisk or fork. 
  2. Sprinkle your desired amount on your meat before grilling or cooking to add a spicy, sweet punch to your meal.

  3.  Transfer any remaining rub to an air tight container to store until your next use.

Recipe Notes

It's recommended to start out with a small amount, about a teaspoon of the rub per piece of meat, and work your way up until you find the amount you like to use as it can have some serious kick if you add too much!

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