All-Purpose Dry Rub Recipe

Homemade Dry Rub - the BEST dry rub recipe ever. Rub on ribs, baby back ribs, chicken, steak, beef, pork and turkey for the most amazing BBQ flavors.

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Dry Rub
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 188 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning, McCormick
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. 

  2. Store the dry rub in an air-tight container for up to a few months. Rub it on chicken, ribs, steak, pork and meats. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Slap Yo' Daddy BBQ.

You may use the dry rub on this Dry Rub Baked Chicken recipe.

Nutrition Facts
All-Purpose Dry Rub Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 14096mg613%
Potassium 466mg13%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 6240IU125%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 6.1mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.