Deli BBQ Rub

Deli BBQ Rub

This versatile rub is perfect for a wide range of meats, including chicken, pork, beef, and even seafood. Whether you're hosting a backyard BBQ, tailgating with friends, or simply enjoying a family meal, this deli-style BBQ rub is a must-have addition to your seasoning collection.

Let me show you what this recipe is all about.

You can find the full instructional video at the end of this page.


  • 1 tbsp table salt

  • 1 tbsp paprika powder

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp mustard powder

  • 1 tsp dark brown sugar

  • 1 tsp black pepper


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How to

  1. Start by grabbing your favorite sprinkler jar; this will be your mixing and storage vessel.

  2. Add in 1 tablespoon each of table salt, paprika powder, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin powder, and mustard powder. These spices create a rich and smoky base.

  3. Next, incorporate 1 teaspoon of dark brown sugar for a hint of sweetness that balances the spices, and a teaspoon of black pepper for that extra kick. Secure the lid and give the jar a good shake, ensuring all the ingredients are well combined.

  4. Store the remaining blend in a cool, dry place for your next grilling adventure.

If you don't feel like making your own rub, you can also buy it in the PitmasterX store.

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