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This is my Signature Sweet & Smoky rub

Signature Sweet & Smoky Rub

Notes of chipotle and ancho chiles bring a burst of flavor to smoked meat with my Signature Sweet & Smoky Rub. Pulled pork, smoked chicken, or even grilled salmon will benefit from this blend!

  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: About 1/2 Cup 1x


  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine mesh black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder


  1. Mix the ingredients together. Make sure to remove any clumps in the brown sugar, if any.
  2. Store in an airtight container. This dry rub recipe will stay the freshest for about a month.


  • Read the notes in the blog for tips on how to dry out the brown sugar, which will prevent clumps for a longer period of time.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Rubs & Seasonings
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Seasoning

Keywords: sweet & smoky rub, bbq rub, seasoning, dry rub recipe

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