The Ultimate Homemade Dry Rub
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Ultimate Homemade Dry Rub for Pork and Chicken

This recipe builds upon our Basic Dry Rub and adds more complexity and bold flavors to really provide a wow factor to your next BBQ pork recipe. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ, Barbecue
Keyword best dry rub for pork, homemade dry rub, how to make a dry rub, what's in a dry rub
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Mary Cressler | Vindulge

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt (we use Diamond Crystal kosher salt)
  • 4 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Transfer to an air tight serving container (like a mason jar or other dry rub container). Will keep for up to a year if sealed tight and kept in a cool place.

Notes

This yields about 2 1/2 cups. I know that's not the perfect 1:1 ratio. That ratio is meant to be a starting point. You start with that, then add to adjust flavors to your personal preferences. We love savory flavors, so go a little heavier on that S. 
Make a large batch of this and you've got it ready to go all summer long.