Barbecue Rub Recipes - An All-Purpose
Blend For Pork, Beef and Chicken

If you're grilling, frying or oven cooking your meat then knowing how to make homemade barbecue rub recipes is a must! It's super versatile and only takes minutes to make, and can be used to season and flavour beef, pork or chicken. It also make a decent all-purpose seasoning. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: I use a few whole spices for this recipe that I then grind before mixing with the other ingredients. If you only have pre-ground powders available, use these and reduce the amount the recipe requires by half. For example, for 1 tablespoon of peppercorns you would use about 2 teaspoons of pre-ground pepper. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

Homemade Barbecue Rub Recipes

What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)

3 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp dried basil
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp dried oregano
4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon

tbsp = tablespoon


  • Grind the peppercorns, cumin, celery seeds and salt 
  • Add to a bowl
  • Stir in the cayenne, paprika, mustard, garlic, onion and cinnamon powders
  • Finally, crumble in the dried oregano and basil. Combine thoroughly

Store in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

After Making Your BBQ Rub You May Like to Try...

Pork Rib Rub

Steak Rub Recipe

Collection of Homemade
Seasoning Blends

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