All-Purpose Barbecue Rub

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by evelynathens

By Lucy Waverman and found at If using this rub for pork and pork spare-ribs, increase the sugar to 2 tbsp (25 mL).

Top Review by Baby Kato

Thanks for a very versatile rub Evelyn. I rubbed this on my pork tenderloins and let them sit all day in the fridge, then I baked them in the oven. What an amazing flavour. I can't wait to try this on a whole chicken. Thanks so much for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place salt, sugar, mustard powder, chili powder, paprika, cayenne and ground pepper in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Store in an airtight jar away from heat and light; it will keep for at least six months.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a