Big E's BBQ Rub

Big E's BBQ Rub


"This rub goes great with pork shoulder and beef brisket. If using on brisket, omit the sugars."

Ingredients 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 41 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 41 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 619 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together mustard, seafood seasoning, garlic powder, white pepper, black pepper, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt, cumin, white sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl until evenly combined.
  2. To use, rub the mixture on up to 5 pounds of meat and refrigerate from 2 to 12 hours before smoking or grilling.
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  1. 15 Ratings

Sarah Jo

My husband and oldest boy made this rub together for our big barbeque day. They followed the recipe exactly only they doubled the recipe AND they did not use white pepper only because I don't have it in the spice cabinet. They rubbed this on boneless pork short ribs, chicken legs and BLSL chicken breasts. It looked and smelled fantastic--the one issue that we had was it was REALLY spicy. Like overkill spicy. We all thought the flavor of the rub was right where it should be but the hot overpowered everything else. My husband said that we'd try this again but cut WAY back on the red pepper flake and maybe the black pepper. We all thought that this made the nicest crust on the meat and looked beautiful right off the grill.

D.A. mommy

You definitely need to marinate your meat a few hours or more to get the full effect of this wonderful rub. I added a bit more garlic powder and regular mustard since I didn't have ground and it still came out great. Thanks!


I took out the red pepper flakes, Old Bay, and white pepper. I think I also added a little more brown sugar. It was an awesome rub. I used this on a pork tenderloin and baked it in my toaster oven. Got a great crust. Tasted like more work than it was. Thanks.