bbq dry rub baby back ribs
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BBQ Dry Rub

If you know me, you know I love barbecue! (if you don’t know me you can learn more about me here) I’m constantly trying to find ways to recreate delicious barbecue I’ve tasted across our nation in my own kitchen. This BBQ dry rub is inspired by some dry rub barbecue I’ve enjoyed in Tennessee. Central BBQ in Memphis and Peg Leg Porker in Nashville have been two of my favorite barbecue joints I’ve ventured to. Although, this won’t recreate the amazing all-day smoked flavors from these places, it does capture the taste of the seasonings and does have a hint of smokiness from the smoked paprika. This BBQ dry rub will definitely fulfill a craving without having to purchase a plane ticket.

This BBQ dry rub recipe is great for just about any meat you associate with finger-licking deliciousness. Just sprinkle it on, give it some time to work into the meat and grill, roast or stick it in your pressure cooker (this is how I get fall off the bone ribs, recipe coming soon!).

BBQ dry rub ribs

BBQ Dry Rub

A flavorful barbecue dry rub for all you barbecue needs.


  • 1/2 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne
  • 1 Tsp Pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated.

  2. Sprinkle to taste over meat of your choice. Massage into meat and let meat marinade at least 20 min before cooking for best results

  3. If you have leftovers you can store in a recycled spice container or a ziplock bag

If you try this recipe please let me know and tag me on Intstagram @JackiesJoie #JackiesJoieOfCuisine . What’s your favorite ingredient to use in a dry rub.