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Best Spice Rub

Elevate your grilling game with this versatile spice rub! A blend of paprika, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and brown sugar gives meat a delicious smoky, sweet, and spicy flavor that's perfect for BBQ season.

Tasty Team
May 14, 2023
98% would make again
Best Spice Rub

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for 1 cup

  • ¼ cup paprika (30 g)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground pepper


  1. In a jar, add all the spices and shake until combined.
  2. Store in a tightly covered container, such as a mason jar, for up to a year.
  3. Season your favorite meats and vegetables with the rub.
  4. Enjoy!
  5. Don't just wing it -- plan it! Use our meal planner tool in the Tasty app. Download here.
Best Spice Rub

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