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Chef Jeffrey Gardner's BBQ Spice Rub

Chef Jeffrey Gardner's BBQ Spice Rub

Serves: Makes about 3 cups

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1 cup sweet paprika
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup smoked paprika
1/4 cup ground cumin
1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground cloves


Mix everything together in a bowl until combined.

About the recipe

For anyone looking for a good BBQ spice rub (after possibly learning that their favorite BBQ restaurant's pitmaster is quite stingy with his or her recipe), we've got you covered.