Garlic Lover's BBQ Rub

Download this free Garlicky barbecue seasoning recipe from If you love a big garlic taste on your pork, ribs or brisket this is the rub for you to make at home. This spicy, smoky, sweet rub is designed for true garlic lovers. It has a robust garlic taste with the sweet and smoky flavors of brown sugar and pepper. This BBQ Rub recipe is an all-purpose seasoning that's perfect for chicken, meat, or fish. It's got just the right amount of garlic and paprika to balance the sweet and tangy flavors of brown sugar and pepper.

A garlic lover's BBQ rub with a little heat! This rub can be used on pork, chicken, beef, turkey... it's even great on dessert.

  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL paprika
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt (coarse salt works best)


Mix all ingredients together. Grind this paste together to force the seasonings into the garlic. Rub into meat before cooking.