Smoky Sweet Chipotle Dry Rub

Rich and intense flavor for your BBQ meats.

Chipotle powder is one of those spices that once you try it, it’s hard not to crave it. That smoky heat is special, and it’s also a ton of fun to experiment with, especially with barbecue. This chipotle dry rub recipe layers that flavorful smokiness with the earthy sweetness of brown sugar and the pungency of garlic and onion powders. Most any well-stocked kitchen can pull this together out of the spice rack, and it’s simply delicious on grilled steaks, pork, chicken, and seafood.

Chipotle Dry Rub

Smoky Sweet Chipotle Dry Rub

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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl, and stir until fully combined.
  • Sprinkle it or rub it thoroughly on barbecue 5 to 10 minutes prior to grilling.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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