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All-Around Spice Rub

All-Around Spice Rub

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This rub adds flavor to any meat cooked with any method! You can use just black pepper instead of the blend if you wish.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 56 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Stir the paprika, pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, onion powder, sea salt, and cayenne pepper together in a container with a lid. Store in a cool, dark place between uses.
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I cut this down to one serving to give it a try and WOW - great stuff! It definitely is a nice combination of sweet and heat. Next time I might cut down on the paprika or use smoked paprika for a sweet 'n' smokey version. Although this is meant as a rub I think next time I'll add this to burger meat to punch up regular old burgers - adding about 1 Tbsp. of this for every 1lb. of burger meat. Thanks for the great recipe FTFF! UPDATE: I just couldn't resist trying this with hamburgers so my husband and I made some for lunch and OMG this stuff works wonders! I used a Tbsp. and a half for a little over a pound of ground beef. The burgers came out sensational - moist, juicy with just the right amount of spiciness. We had them on toasted rolls and they really didn't even need anything more than that. These are definitely going on our list of things to make for our annual July 4th bash!

Mrs. CJR

My husband had made a similar rub before that he loved but was never able to find the recipe for again - he said this had to have been it! He loves it and loves grilling with it...which makes me a happy woman!


There is nothing better than the combination of sweet and spicy. This rub had both in just the perfect proportions. Made and used with steaks on the grill. Got 5 stars from both the boyfriend AND the father. Needless to say, thanks for such a wonderful concoction!