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Spice Rub Recipe

Now that you have mastered the art of homemade BBQ sauce using Grow and Make’s Artisan BBQ Sauce Kit, it is time to make the perfect spice rub! This rub uses many of the BBQ sauce ingredients that you have become familiar with from your kit, along with common household staples.

This dry rub can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container so its ready right when you need it. Try pairing it with your homemade BBQ sauce to make the ultimate barbecue gift for the Pitmaster in your life.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne powder (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoon New Mexico Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper


Measure the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Rub over raw meat and let set in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before grilling, for best flavor. Use to season your favorite proteins or vegetables! This rub works well on sliced eggplant, potatoes, and chicken.

If you want to make learn how to make your own homemade BBQ sauce, check out our Artisan BBQ Sauce Making Kit!