This Homemade BBQ Seasoning Recipe is loaded with simple spices and easy to make. Use this dry rub on your favorite meats for delicious taste.

Jar of BBQ Seasoning with a teaspoon in the jar
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I love making homemade seasoning mixes. It makes it easy to add in the seasoning blend that I prefer and no ingredients that I can’t pronounce. This BBQ seasoning rub recipe is loaded with flavor and easy to store.

Homemade Seasoning Recipes takes your meats to the next level. If you love making homemade seasoning as much as I do, check out these easy recipes – ​​Best Dry Rub for Ribs, Homemade Burger Seasoning, Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning Recipe or Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe.

Why Make this Dry Rub Recipe:

I love that homemade seasoning can be made easily with pantry ingredients. This homemade BBQ rub recipe is one of my favorite because it can be used in many different ways. It taste so much better than store bought spice blends.

It can also be stored in mason jars for a great gift idea. If you are looking for new BBQ Spice Rub, start with this recipe. You will not be disappointed and your meats will be so flavorful.

For added BBQ flavor, we have put a BBQ sauce glaze after grilling the meats. We love the way it taste and you can even use it for dipping.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Chili Powder 
  • Paprika 
  • Onion Powder 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Black Pepper 

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Variations Ideas:

Feel free to change the BBQ seasoning mix to your personal preference. These are some delicious additions for added flavor or extra kick of spice.

  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cumin

Step by Step Instructions: 

Mixing the spice blend of ingredients in a bowl

Step 1 – Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl.

Seasoning the chicken breast with the BBQ spice blend

Step 2 – Rub approximately 1 tablespoon of the BBQ chicken seasoning rub generously over the protein.  Let them marinate in the rub for at least 20 minutes or overnight. Now grill, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Used Seasoning – Make sure to discard any of the rub that might have come into contact with any of the raw protein. 
  • Combining Seasoning – Combine the seasoning in a bowl until fully mixed together.
  • Adding to Protein – When adding a dry rub to your meats, allow it to marinate for at least 15 minutes. This helps to add flavor to your choice of meats.
Jar of BBQ Seasoning with a teaspoon in the jar

How to Use BBQ Seasoning:

Using a marinade or a dry rub for you choice of protein is all up to you. We love to use all purpose BBQ rub sauce once the chicken is finished cooking to add in additional flavor.

Whether you use a barbecue sauce or a dry rub spice blend, feel free to use on any of these cuts of meats.

  • Smoked Brisket
  • Pork Chops
  • Pork Ribs
  • Grilled Chicken Breasts
  • Chicken Wings
Jar of BBQ Seasoning with a teaspoon of it on the side

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I Use this Seasoning as a Marinade?

If you prefer you can use this dry rub as a marinade. Just add in olive oil and vinegar to the seasoning mixture. The flavor may change slightly but your choice of meat will still be just as delicious.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. 

How Long Will it Last:

If stored properly this spice blend will last about 6 months.

Can I Double the Recipe?

When we meal prep for the week, we also prepare our homemade seasonings. Because of my large family, I usually double this recipe because we can use it in many different ways.

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BBQ Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
This Homemade BBQ Seasoning Recipe is loaded with simple spices and easy to make. Use this dry rub on your favorite meats for delicious taste.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Marinade & Seasonings
Calories 14

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Rub approximately 1 tablespoon of the rub generously over the protein.  Let them marinate in the rub for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  • Then the protein is ready to grill and enjoy!
  • Notes:

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.  Make sure to discard any of the rub that might have come into contact with any of the raw protein.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 14kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 0.3g, Fat 0.2g, Saturated Fat 0.03g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g, Sodium 308mg, Potassium 38mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 375IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 8mg, Iron 0.3mg

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