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The Tastiest Meat With Our Secret BBQ Rub Recipes

Dry rubs are mixtures of herbs and spices that are rubbed onto the food before cooking. As the name suggests they are not like BBQ sauces, they have no oil or juice to moisten or acids such as lemon juice to tenderize. Dry rubs add the intense flavor to barbecued foods, especially meats, that not only taste good, but smell good too.

Dry rubs are especially good used with fatty cuts of meat. But they can be mixed with a little oil or wine to make a paste to brush on your meat just before cooking. Dry rubs are also good used with basting sauces. The spice-herb coating gives a lovely crispness to the food adding to the texture of the meat and the sauce adds the finger licking quality associated with BBQ food.

Most BBQ rubs are quick and simple to prepare, many made from store cupboard ingredients. BBQ rubs can be made up ahead of time and stored in an air tight container in the fridge until required. Here I have selected a few tasty and versatile BBQ rubs to make the tastiest meat dishes for you, your family and friends.

Cajun Spice Rub:


2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tbsp onion granules
1 tbsp garlic granules
1 tsp dried oregan1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper


Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and rub on the food to be barbecued.

Basic Pork Rub.

This classic pork rub is perfect for smoked pork roasts.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes about 3/4 cup


1/3 cup paprika
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons black pepper
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 teaspoon white pepper

Mix all ingredients together. Rub 1/2 half mixture into meat 12-24 hours before cooking and store covered in the fridge. Apply remaining rub before putting on the BBQ. Makes enough for 5-6 pounds of meat.

Beef Rib Rub.

This rub combines the flavors of sweet and heat. You can adjust the heat by using mild or medium chili powder. This is a perfect rub for great BBQ Beef Ribs.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes about 1 cup


1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup mild or medium chili powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly. Apply about 2 tablespoons of rub to each side of the rack. Cook on a well prepared BBQ.

Creole BBQ rub.

This rub adds a delicious Creole flavor to the meat and is especially good on chicken.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes about 1 cup

1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup salt
3 tablespoons black pepper
3 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 cup Creole mustard
1/2 cup minced onion
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and rub onto meat straight away or store in an air tight container until needed.  Barbecue -BBQ eBooks