Spicy Dry Rub For Almost Everything

Spicy Dry Rub For Almost Everything

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Put this all-purpose spicy dry rub on EVERYTHING! EVERRRRRREEEEETHANG!

David came up with this new rub recipe and experimented with it on some pork ribs. It’s awesome and it has quickly become our new favorite dry rub recipe for everything we have put it on.

Like all spice rub recipes, this one comes together quickly and it’s a great way to add flavor to anything you want to throw on the grill or throw in the oven. We’ve tried it on beef, pork, and chicken and although we haven’t had the chance, I’m sure it would go well on venison and lamb. But, don’t stop there, sprinkle it on veggies too.

The possibilities are endless! 

spices in bowl to make spicy dry rub

What’s In This Spicy Dry Rub?

I’ve mentioned before that dry rubs start out with four basic ingredients: Sugar, Savory, Spices & Herbs, and a Spicy. This dry rub contains the following ingredients:

  1. SUGAR: brown sugar
  2. SAVORY: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, oregano, cumin
  3. SPICES & HERBS: paprika, black pepper, 
  4. SPICY: cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes

These herbs and spices blend together to give everything you put this spice blend a nice balance of flavor without one ingredient overpowering the other. 

spice rub in mortar and pestle

Cooking With This Spicy Dry Rub

When using this spice blend on meat, keep in mind that it will taste very different after it cooks. The juices of the meat meld with the herbs and spices, they melt and undergo chemical reactions invoked by heat. A bite-sized piece of meat underneath the rub will dilute it to a certain degree and compliment the meat beautifully.

A WORD OF CAUTION! This spicy dry rub contains brown sugar to offset the heat. If you plan on using it on the grill, it is best to use it when grilling over indirect heat. The sugar in the rub can flare up and burn instead of melting and caramelizing. Please keep that in mind when using it, other than that use this to your heart’s content!

Let’s make and use this Spicy Dry Rub!

spices in bowl

How To Make Spicy Dry Rub For Almost Everything

Whisk all of the spices together in a medium bowl to combine (you could also “wake up” the spices by grinding them a bit inside a mortar and pestle if desired).

Use right away or store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

To Use on Meat:

Lay the meat out onto a rimmed baking sheet and generously rub the spice rub all over, coating the whole piece of meat.

To Use on Vegetables:

Sprinkle lightly onto vegetables. Coat to taste.

spicy dry rub in jar with mountain view

What will you use this spicy dry rub on? Comment below!

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Spicy Dry Rub For Almost Everything

Put this all-purpose spicy dry rub on EVERYTHING! The rub recipe has quickly become our new favorite. Try it on beef, pork and chicken and on veggies too!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword dry rub, Spice Blend, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 120kcal

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Whisk all of the spices together in a medium bowl to combine (you could also “wake up” the spices by grinding them a bit inside a mortar and pestle if desired).

To Use on Meat:

  • Lay the meat out onto a rimmed baking sheet and generously rub the spice rub all over, coating the whole piece of meat.

To Use on Vegetables:

  • Sprinkle lightly onto vegetables. Coat to taste.

Notes

Storage: Use right away or store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2407mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 4988IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 5mg
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