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Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Dry Rub

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We love using the grill in the summer! Such a great alternative to turning on the oven during the hot months. Whether you prefer a good fish recipe for the grill or you like to grill beef or chicken, there are so many great recipes to choose from.

A love a great recipe to help season just about any kind of meat you have on hand. This Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Dry Rub recipe can be used on most meats, like chicken, beef or pork. It allows you to grab what’s on sale this week and still use a great seasoning with it.

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Make a big or a small batch of this Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Dry Rub recipe and it can be stored for months and used on chicken, beef or pork. A great dry rub recipe to have on hand over the summer and all year long!


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Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Dry Rub

Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Dry Rub

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a great rub recipe to use for the grill.


  • 3/4 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of LoSalt
  • 1 tablespoon of chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon


    Place everything into a mini food processor, or you can mix by hand or by adding everything to a tupperware container with a lid. Process until well-combined.
    Store in a container with a lid for up to 6-9 months.
    This can be used on chicken, pork or beef. Rub a generous amount on the meat and refrigerate for best results up to 24 hours or a minimum of 1 hour.
    Place the meat on a hot grill and cook until desired temperature is achieved. Enjoy!

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