This homemade BBQ spice blend is the best seasoning for bbq chicken, pork, veggies, and so much more all season long!
When it comes to spice mixtures, I will admit I am REALLY picky. I am not someone who has ever really gone and bought premixed spices, even before I went gluten-free. I will say that I did get a few from Penzys over the years, but even then, I would notice slight changes in the flavors between batches, and sometimes they just didn't taste right to me.
After I went gluten-free, I noticed where gluten could hide, and I saw many spices had anti-caking ingredients and they weren't being listed as gluten-free. Odd to me since spices should just be spices, right? Thankfully, I figured that out quickly, so I wasn't going to be making myself sick all the time from herbs.
This southern girl loves her flavors, and spices are the way to get that. So, I started experimenting with different spice blends until I came up with a few of my go-to combinations. This blend is unique because it's the best BBQ seasoning!
Ingredients to make the best bbq seasoning.
- Brown Sugar
- Cayenne Pepper
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Ground Mustard
- Celery Salt
How to Make Homemade BBQ Seasoning
- Measure out the spices
- Mix to combine.
- Store in an airtight container.
How to use this bbq sweet rub?
This spice mixture is really versatile to use. I use this as a sweet rib rub recipe on my oven pork ribs. It works amazing as a pork butt seasoning when making my gluten-free pulled pork. It even makes the best seasoning for bbq chicken. You can grill with this bbq spice blend and even use it as a good smoker spice blend.
How long does a homemade bbq spice blend last?
When it comes to spices, there are a few things to consider. Spices lose their flavor over time, so I do not recommend storing spices for more than a few months.
This particular spice blend makes enough for a few recipes for me personally, so I go through it a lot, and I will double or triple the batch, especially during BBQ season.
Because this bbq spice blend does have brown sugar, I don't try to keep it in my cabinet for more than six months.
Homemade BBQ Spice Blend
- Mix everything and store it in an airtight container.½ Cup Brown Sugar, 2 Teaspoons Paprika, 2 Teaspoons Ground Mustard, 3 Teaspoons Garlic, 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder, 1-2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper, ½ Teaspoon Celery Salt, 1 Tablespoon Pepper, 1 ½ Tablespoons Salt
- Use it as you would any BBQ seasoning on your favorite meats and vegetables.