Smoky Sweet Barbecue Rub
Here’s a great way to be the “Life of the Party,” make a batch of Smoky Sweet Barbecue Rub!
Just in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and all those 4th of July parties, here’s an easy, inexpensive gift (with a free printable).
You can make and take this delicious Smoky Sweet Barbecue Rub to all of your soon to be delighted hosts. It’s also perfectly patriotic to use it on your own grill. Mix it up and get ready to dish it out!
Smoky Sweet Barbecue Rub
Prepare batches of this spicy gift. It’s the perfect base for pork butts, ribs, steaks, chicken, and more.
Go ahead and double or triple, (as many times as you’d like), when making this rub for gifts.
Save all of your little jars, grab some twine, and print the tags for a perfect thank you gift.
Stir together all ingredients. Store in airtight container for up to 1 year. Store in a cool, dry place.
Share with guests at your BBQ. They make a delightful favor! Add a little place card to each jar because all of your friends will be asking for your recipe anyway!!!
- ¼ cup kosher salt
- ¼ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Stir together all ingredients.
- Store in airtight container for up to 1 year, in a cool, dry place.
Recipe credit: Southern Living
This is a great idea, and it makes it so much easier for people to prepare, cook and eat. Nowadays, convenience is a premium.
Ha ha ha, till the fire department shows up!What a great way to build expectancy around your recipe!One of these days, you must post a picture of your grandchildrean , children and everyone in your family.That is my favourite recipe, would you agree?
Hey Swayam, yes our favorite recipes have been our families. You can see our family pictures here. A couple of times we have needed the fire department!!!
I love barbecue! this is a super easy recipe and I’ll be making it to use this summer!
ps – great suggestion on doubling and tripling the recipe to use for gifts. I’m just not sure I’d be giving much away!
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Thanks so much Noel, I do use quite a bit myself. That’s why I make extra and give it away! Everyone likes it as much as I do, thanks.
For guests who like barbecue, this sounds like this perfect recipe! And it seems like it would be fairly easy to prepare, even for a novice like me! Great post~
Thanks so much Beth!
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This sounds like an easy recipe to do – and a tasty recipe to make! Wait til the summer…. 🙂
Your recipes are all so tempting! I just love good BBQ. It’s hard for me to do it because I live in a city, but I can always try this rub out on some meat I cook myself. I am getting hungry now just thinking about it!
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Oh my, this would be great in grilled veggies…… Perfect gifts! Thanks 🙂
this rub sounds fantastic, i can’t wait to try it! I LOVE smoky sweet barbecue flavors, put it on some ribs or chicken, add corn on the cob, and salad and you’ve got yourself a good meal… it reminds me of summer! yum!
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My husband has is own special “secret recipe” BBQ rub that he uses on all of the meats that he grills. To tell you the truth, even I don’t really know what all he puts in it. The grill is HIS domain and that is just fine with me! 😉
Aw , what a sweet idea . These little jars look so cute , what a lovely touch to have some prepared and give them to your guests . I love things like this , this as well belongs to the little things in life ! Just lovely !
Ooh! And these are items we already have in our pantry! I can’t wait to try it on our chicken.
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That is my favorite thing when I can actually make what I find online! Hope you love it as much as we do!
This is quite inspiring. My mom and I have been really exploring for new recipes to try. Thank you for sharing this. I hope we could do it like the way you did it.
It is so easy you will have no trouble making it just like the recipe!
This looks yummy. I think I want to make some of this and give to the men in my life for Father’s Day.
They’ll be pleased, and we like this idea!
Ohh omg this looks so amazing!! Can’t wait to make this for my mom this Mother’s Day! 🙂
I’ve bookmarked this recipe! My dad loves barbecues and grilling! So with the recipe and the suggested cute little jar, I think I’ll give this as a gift to my dad on Father’s day. Then we’ll enjoy the barbecue together. Thank you!
Great idea Aika, thanks!
All your recipes are very helpful!! No words can explain how I love your blog. Can’t wait to try this sweet barbecue at home!!
We love smoking and bbqing during the summer! I will have to try this rub sometime.
We’d love it too, please tell us what you think!
I always buy my rubs from the nearby grocery. i didn’t realize I can make my own. You see, I’m very challenged when it comes to cooking and baking or anything involving kitchen stuff. So, this is quite a pleasant surprise.
They are so easy to make that you will never want to buy them again! Save that money and yourself something fancy!
This recipe sounds really easy to do, and it’s such a great idea. Will definitely try one of these days.
This is such a great idea! And you’ve made it look so easy to make. Great way to jazz up your food a bit and make it more interesting.
Yes, Lily, it is so easy and perfect for hostess gifts!
I love barbeque. This sounds absolutely lovely, definitely something I need to give a go making x
This is great! The grilling is starting here in Stockholm. In my blogpost of tomorrow, you’ll see that we have been grilling. I love pork on the grill. This BBQ rub seems great to try out with pork. I like to marinade meat differently so that you have different tasts while grilling outside. I love the smell of BBQ, it has all to do with a good rub too !
This is the cutest gift ! It changes from all the industrialized gift. And it’s for a barbecue isn’t that amazing ?
This recipe is so tempting to make! It sounds amazing!
Thanks! It is pretty tempting!
Wow I didn’t know about this. I always search for new things to spicy up my kitchen a little bit. This sounds great!
Everything is better with brown sugar! Sweet and smoky – sounds perfect!
The only ingredient i am not familiar with is the cumin. Is there an alternate for that or would my barbecue taste different if i do not put some cumin. My boys and even their father love barbecues.
Alison, what happens to us poor diabetics?Please do something for us, my friend. Your recipes are so utterly sinful ;))).Looking for some more awsome stuff from you.
Smoked foods are so all over the place here in our country and having this at home is an A+ for mom’s recipes. Aside from it is easy to store, you can make a mouth-watering bbq for the whole fam!
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Interesting give-aways for families and friends. Looks easy to prepare and not really that expensive. But the nice packaging you created here still makes the whole thing “classy” for any person who will be the receiving end of this nice gift. I’m curious though how this tastes like 🙂
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I looooove barbecue! I’ll give this a try. Gifting it is also a great idea. This can be a fantastic giveaway too 🙂
This will add a perfect kick to your barbecue and it is the BEST hostess gift!
Wow! this is delicious and really helpful. For those who want their barbecue grilled perfectly. I find that people have their own recipes. So cute!
I just made my big new batch for parties this weekend Sam. It’s great stuff!