Smoky-Sweet BBQ Rub

Our Test Kitchen took cues from the pros to bring pit-barbecue flavor to the backyard. 



Makes 1 cup
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes


1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp. smoked paprika
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger


Stir together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container up to 1 month.

June 2012
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