Summer is still in full swing here on the Benson Homestead. It’s the end of August and we’re experiencing many 90° days in Eastern Colorado. Feeling inspired by the “hot hot heat” I decided to whip up a batch of my BBQ rub.
Measure all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Whisk until combined.
Transfer to a spice jar. It’s that simple! 😀
I fill my spice jar and then I store the rest in an old spaghetti sauce container that I tuck away in the pantry.
This is a large batch that can easily be cut in half or even fourths if needed.
I started making it the summer we bought our house and Jason got a Pit Boss smoker/grill. We kept going through expensive jars of BBQ seasoning and I’d HAD ENOUGH! I probably make it a few times a year and even gift it during the Holiday season! It’s really cheap to make. 🙂
And talk about great stuff… It’s got some “kick” from the cayenne but it’s not overwhelming and the smoky paprika and brown sugar really make it stand out as a BBQ rub. We use it to season spare ribs, pork shoulders (pulled pork), grilled chicken, etc.
It makes a great gift for the people in your life who like to barbecue or use a smoker. We’ve even gifted it to our family and neighbors during past Holiday seasons.
“Grilling.. because no one has friends over to ‘Microwave.'”
Please enjoy and happy barbecuing while the season lasts! 🙂
Spicy Smoky Sweet BBQ Rub
- 8 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 8 tablespoons Paprika
- 4 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 4 teaspoons Garlic Salt
- 2 teaspoons Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
Measure out and whisk together the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Transferred to an airtight spice jar or container. Use for barbecue meats, etc.