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All-Purpose Spice Rub

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/4 cups (enough to season 5 to 10 pounds of meat, poultry, or seafood)
All-Purpose Spice Rub

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2006


  • 1/3 cup coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients, using your hands to break up the sugar.

Cook's Note

Store in an airtight container, away from heat and light, up to 6 months.

Reviews (6)

  • llewis10 28 Jul, 2012

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  • nancytobin 2 Jul, 2011

    I love this rub. The combination of flavors makes it great. It is delicious on chicken as well as pork and the brown sugar gives it a nice, not too sweet, finish. It stores nicely and goes a long way.

  • Joevans 28 Jan, 2010

    This is a great spice rub. Put it in Christmas Stockings for Christmas and now they are asking for more! So easy!

  • Little_Iowa 1 Apr, 2009

    I gave this spice rub out in in gift baskets three months ago at Christmas and nearly everyone has come back to me to ask for the recipe. I have used it myself and have found that it makes a delicious addtion to chicken and fish.

  • MWetzel 24 Aug, 2008

    I agree, this IS it! Spicy Sweet Juicy you name it. Nice kick to the great Salt-n-Pep routine.I cant wait to try it on other meats and veggies

  • mmsrjs 29 Jan, 2008

    THIS IS IT! We need something to give as a "thank you", Since they like all kinds of meat I'm sure they will like this rub. Thanks Martha all 5 of the "Edible Gift Ideas" are great.

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