Dry Chipotle Barbecue Rub

    5 minutes

    Ground dried chipotle chillies add a beautiful smoky heat to this barbecue rub recipe. Rub liberally on pork ribs or chicken then throw the meat on the grill. You can substitute smoked paprika for regular paprika.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons ground dried chipotle chillies
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon salt

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Mix the brown sugar, ground chipotle chillies, paprika, mustard powder, cumin and salt together in a bowl.

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    Excellent dry rub! This was perfect for baby back ribs. I cut the amount of ground chipolte powder in half and made up the difference with some additional brown sugar. I like things spicy, but not that spicy... I also used smoked paprika vs. regular because when it comes to baby back ribs that mild smoky flavor pairs well. We did these on the grill and basted them with KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. There's nothin' like really good BBQ'd ribs!  -  28 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This rub is great on pretty much any kind of meat. Chicken, pork, steak and even moose. I love spicy foods and this rub is very flavorful.  -  25 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My husband Rob gave this a high 5, I thought it was way to spicy for myself but he was awwing and hmmmming as he was eating his steak, so he says i can make his steaks this way again. I didn't have dried chipotle pepper so I used red ground cayenne pepper I had on hand. And obviously it worked out very well because he cleaned his plate. Thanks very much, i'll keep this stored just for him.  -  24 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)