Home :: BBQ Recipes :: Dry Rub recipes :: Memphis Style BBQ Dry Rub

Memphis Style BBQ Dry Rub

Learn how to make this delicious Memphis Style BBQ Dry Rub recipe and impress your friends at your next BBQ cookout. 


  • 1 cup Sea salt, medium fine (no table salt, please)
  • 1/2 cup Unrefined evaporated cane sugar (no table sugar, please)
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, golden/light
  • 2 Tbs Sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 Tbs Chili powder, medium heat
  • 2 Tbs Granulated onion (not onion "powder")
  • 2 Tbs Dry mustard
  • 1 Tbs Granulated garlic (not garlic "powder")
  • 2 tsp Dry thyme
  • 2 tsp Dry oregano
  • 2 tsp Black pepper, ground fresh
  • 2 tsp Celery salt
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground cayenne (optional, but recommended)
  1. Combine all of the rub ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well with a whisk or stand mixer. 
  2. Store the rub in an airtight container in a cool dark place. 
  3. Makes about 3 cups. 
Original posted on https://www.patiodaddiobbq.com/2012/06/memphis-style-bbq-dry-rub.html 

If you 'like' this recipe, please click the button to 'like' us on Facebook and Help spread the word about BBQRubs.com with your friends and Check out our other BBQ Recipes and BBQ Rubs

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel

The website uses cookies to allow us to better understand how the site is used. By continuing to use this site, you consent to this policy. Click to learn more.