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BBQ Seasoning You’ll Love – Try Our Dry Rubs Recipes

BBQ Seasoning Dry Rubs

Let’s talk Dry Rub. If you’ve ever been to the Southern States in America, eaten out at the authentic BBQ shacks, then you’ll understand what I’m talking about here. Mouthwatering, succulent recipes where you get served fall off the bone ribs and meat. Darn, I’m hungry just thinking about this now.

Anyway, we have found some really easy to follow rub recipes here, suitable for all types of meat.


Dry Rub For Beef

Simple BBQ Dry Rub Recipe



2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons onion powder

1/4 cup paprika

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons ancho chili powder

2 tablespoons cumin

3 tablespoons of sea salt

1/4 cup of brown sugar



  1. Combine all of these dry rub ingredients into a decent sized bowl.
  2. Pat dry the chicken and then rub over chicken directly.


– This recipe can be used on pork as well.


BBQ Seasoning Dry Rubs


Smoked Chicken Rub

BBQ Chicken Dry Rub




1 tablespoon white sugar

1 tablespoon celery salt

1 tablespoon of sea salt

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons brown sugar



  1. Combine all of these ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Thuroughly rub over chicken. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Reserve remaining rub in a air-tight container. Remember do not let any of the left-over rub come in contact with the chicken as this will contaminate it.




Sweet Pork Dry Rub



1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup sea salt

2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper



  1. In a medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients.
  2. Rub mixture all over pork meat. Let sit for at least 15 minutes prior to grilling meat.
  3. If there is leftover rub put it in a sealed container. Make sure that it did not contact the meat as it will contaminate the remaining rub.




Lamb Chops Dry Rub



2 lbs. lamb loin chops

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon crushed dried thyme

½ teaspoon crushed dried basil

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon of sea salt




  1. In medium mixing bowl combine all ingredients for the rub.
  2. Rub mixture over both sides of the chops.
  3. Grill lamb chops directly over medium hot coals. Cook to desired doneness, turning them over once.


Grilling Tips:


~ Allow 10 to 13 minutes for medium rare (140 degrees), 14-16 minutes for medium (155 degrees).

Dry Rub For Beef



Simple BBQ Dry Rub



2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon sea salt

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons ground black pepper

3 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons cayenne pepper





  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl.
  2. Rub generously over piece of meat.


– This recipe works well for pork, chicken or beef. It will cover approximately 2 lbs. of meat.


If you like meat, then a proper BBQ is a must. If you cannot get across the water to the USA, then bring the taste of Southern BBQ to your kitchen.

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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

How many times have you seen a tv advert for an amazing, mind blowing bbq sauce? Then you rush out to buy it and find it is as tasty as …. Well, you know what I mean. It’s bland, lacks flavour, lacks kick, lacks punch. In fact, it is about as appealing as a kick in the balls.

So, the easiest way is to make your own. At least you know what is actually going in there to start with, plus you can make it as hot as you like.

So Here’s A Great & Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

homemade bbq sauce recipe

Alright folks, the first bbq recipe out of the shoot will actually be an absolutely mouth-watering bbq sauce recipe I have. This decision was based on the fact that almost any slow-smoked beef, pork or chicken dish will benefit from adding a little of this sauce to it. So, just to clarify, this is a finishing sauce (either added right before the meat stops cooking or usually after it is served). It is not a mop sauce which I will cover later.

Now, when making any barbeque sauce recipe it is best to use a “non-reactive” saucepan. These are stainless steel, glass or ceramic materials and you should refrain from using any copper or aluminum saucepans because of the reaction they have to acidic ingredients.

And now, without further ado –

Fat Lads Crazy-Good BBQ Sauce Recipe

In a large non-reactive saucepan, mix together the following:

1 TBS Unsalted Butter

3 cloves (lg.) Garlic – finely chopped

1 Small White Onion – finely diced

1 ½ Cups Sugar

1 TBS Yellow mustard

1 TBS Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

1 tsp. Fresh black pepper

2 TBS BBQ Seasoning – Use McCormick’s Barbecue Seasoning if you can

2 med. Size Lemons – freshly squeezed juice (watch out for seeds)

1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 ½ Cups Water

Bring the mixture above to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes (stirring frequently)

Then, add the last 3 ingredients

1 small Bottle of ketchup (24 oz.)

1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce

2 TBS Liquid Smoke

Simmer all of the above for another 45 minutes (again stirring frequently).

Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool.

Add this sauce to any BBQ meat and you are in for a treat!

Heck, when I’m rushed for time and can’t slow smoke my own brisket or Boston Butt (for pulled pork) – I’ll stop off at my local BBQ joint and just get a pound of meat. Most of the guys there don’t even bother to ask me which sauce I want anymore – they know I’ve got the good stuff waiting back home.

Which reminds me, you can make a batch of this and store in mason jars ahead of time if need be. It will keep well in the fridge and will only need to be heated up when ready to serve.


Until next time,

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