Best Dry Rub Seasoning

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This Best Dry Rub Seasoning is the perfect rub to apply to so many different meats – for grilling, baking, and even for crockpot recipes. It has a perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy!

Overhead shot of a bowl of best dry rub seasoning, separated by ingredient.

My brother gave me this dry rub recipe many years ago. I was going to call it “Dave’s Best Dry Rub Seasoning”, but I decided to leave his name off. 🙂 Actually, he should thank me for blogging his seasoning, because now he won’t have to pull out his old paper copy. He can just open my site, and click on it!

I use the dry rub on the following:

Three tips to making this dry rub work for you.

  1. Liberally season the meat.
  2. Let the meat marinate for 8 hours, or overnight.

The recipe is LARGE, so I store the remaining seasoning in an airtight container, like the one below. It will last several months in your pantry.

A Tupperware container full of the best dry rub seasoning.

Below is a snapchat of the brisket we smoked for Father’s Day 2017. It was our first try making brisket (cRaZy!) and it turned out really good.

A Big Green Egg full of brisket cooking.

The photos below were taken the first time we used the BGE, for Josh’s graduation party in 2015. The second picture is a sure sign of amateur smokers! We basically used every temperature gage we had in the house. After smoking 8 pork butts, we got the hang of it, but it was definitely a labor of love.

We used the dry rub on ALL 8 pork butts. 🙂

Collage of 1) The outside of a Big Green Egg, and 2) a pork butt with some thermometers inside them.

Make my Best Ever Tex-Mex Marinade next!

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xoxo ~Sue

A glass bowl full of the best dry rub seasoning, separated by ingredient.

Best Dry Rub Seasoning

The perfect rub to apply to so many different meats – for grilling, baking, and even for crockpot recipes. It has a perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best seasoning, dry rub, meat rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 35 Tablespoons
Calories: 37kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients together and store in airtight container. 
  • This is a LARGE recipe so you can store in pantry and use on any meats you wish.
  • I’ve used this on pork ribs, pork butt, and brisket.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.2mg

One Comment

  1. I was hesitant because I did not think a Rub would make a difference, but it takes the meat to another level! Try it and you will be sold!

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