3 Easy, Yet Tasty Homemade BBQ Rubs To Try

3 Easy, Yet Tasty Homemade BBQ Rubs To Try

By Adrian T. Cheng

Like barbecue sauce, the dry rub you use for your grilled meat can make it as simple or as full of flavour as you want it to be. Take a break from the usual salt and pepper and go for something bigger and bolder – try these easy yet tasty homemade BBQ dry rubs at your next grilling session!

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

Ideal for Pork Ribs

What you need:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/3 cup sea salt

3 tablespoons red chile powder

2 tablespoons ancho chile powder

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 tablespoons ground black pepper

2 tablespoons Hungarian paprika

1 tablespoon ground allspice

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

1 tablespoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a large bowl, mix together sugars, sea salt, chile powders, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, paprika, allspice, cumin, nutmeg, rosemary, thyme and cayenne. Using a wooden spoon, stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Rub mixture generously onto 2 slabs of baby back ribs. Cover ribs and refrigerate overnight before grilling.

The Rosemary Rub

Ideal for chicken, pork or even vegetables

What you need:

8 cloves garlic, diced

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

Combine garlic, fresh rosemary, dried rosemary, kosher salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. Slowly stir in olive oil. Mixture should form a thick paste. Brush rub onto desired meat or vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Grill meat or vegetables, brushing more of the rub while cooking.

Best Steak Rub

Ideal for beef and pork

What you need:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons chilli seasoning mix

2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix

1 teaspoon steak seasoning

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon onion salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mix together thoroughly the brown sugar, seasoning mixes, steak seasoning, garlic salt, onion salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. The resulting rub should be granular and smooth. Rub the mixture generously onto meat and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before cooking.

Looking to add more flavour to your meat before cooking or grilling them? Then you’re in luck, these 3 tasty homemade BBQ rubs are just what you’re looking for!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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