Smoky BBQ Rub

This is an easy, flavorful rub to keep on hand through the summer months. Perfect for coating ribs, pork chops and steak before grilling, or sprinkling on burgers for a little extra zing.

Smoky BBQ Rub

Smoky BBQ Rub

Yield: about 1/3 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This all-purpose grilling rub with a sweet-smoky flavor is good on both pork and beef.


  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika (or more to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder


  1. Combine the smoked paprika, sweet paprika, salt, brown sugar, dry mustard, black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl. Mix well and transfer to a tightly covered container until ready to use.