All Purpose BBQ Pork Seasoning Dry Rub

“Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy barbeque which is the same thing!”

There are literally thousands of available recipes in cookbooks and online and they are all very similar. Commercial dry rubs are available everywhere from grocery stores to service stations to hardware stores and there are some really excellent ones out there. I prefer to mix my own for three reasons … (1) I can adjust the ingredients to alter the sweet level and/or the savory level … (2) it is way more cost effective than purchasing those little jars at the store, and … (3) I get the satisfaction of knowing that the delicious results are due to something I made!


1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
2 tbsp Kosher salt
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp mustard powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp All Purpose Cajun Seasoning (my substitution for cayenne pepper)


Mix all ingredients and apply liberally. Store in an airtight container, will last for 2-3 months! Yield: approximately 2 cups.