Homemade Sweet and Smoky Rub in glass jar
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5 from 2 votes

Sweet & Smoky Rub

This delicious, easy Sweet and Smoky Rub recipe is perfect for throwing on your grilled pork, chicken and more! You can even throw it on things like sweet potatoes, zucchini, cauliflower steaks, or any type of vegetable! It's so versatile and great to have mixed up in your pantry.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rub, Seasoning, Smoky, Sweet
Servings: 1
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1/4 c. kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. dark brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground dry mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger


  • Stir all ingredients together. Store in airtight container for up to 1 month.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 22963mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin A: 10345IU | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 7.5mg