Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is an adopted recipe from Mean Chef. I plan on making this very soon, it sounds great! Mean Chefs words are: Use it on ribs, pork shoulders, chickens - anything you want to taste like American barbecue

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix.
  2. (Actually, your hands work better for mixing than a spoon or whisk does. Use your fingers to break up any lumps of brown sugar.) Store the rub in an airtight jar away from heat or light; it will keep for at least 6 months.
  3. Use 2 to 3 teaspoons per pound of meat.
  4. A 4-pound chicken will take 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons.
  5. To make a spicier rub, substitute hot paprika for some or all of the sweet paprika.
Most Helpful

5 5

Just had Rib's last night at my BBL. This was the recipe he was using! Outstanding. So happy to find it already posted! He uses it along with a Basic BBQ Sauce that his kids and grandkids say "Papa Sauce" !

5 5

This is a great classic BBQ rub. I have used it now on chicken quarters and a pork tenderloin that we BBQ'd on the grill. Terrific results both times!!