Dads and BBQs go together on all holidays but especially during grilling season! Our favorite inexpensive gift is hiding right in your pantry and perfect for the intentional or last minute gifter. Pro tip: we held off on adding salt in the rub to let each person season this to their liking. We’ve got you covered with two recipes sure to cover his BBQ cravings on any protein.


  • ¼ c. dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika 
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • ¼ c. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp. ground mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder

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