Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

BBQ Seasoning Rub

Over the next few weeks I will share with you my favorite BBQ recipes. BBQ Pork is one of my all time favorite foods. I love all things BBQ, from the sauce to the side dishes- there are so many things to love about BBQ. Who doesn’t love to cook outdoors, gathering with family and friends to share a delicious meal?

It’s amazing that with just a few ingredients and less than TEN minutes, you can have a delicious home made BBQ Rub. I hope you love it!

BBQ Seasoning Rub

Monica Scott
True Southern BBQ flavors shine in this versatile seasoning! Try it on Pork, Chicken or Beef and you won't be disappointed in the finger-licking flavors!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Batch


  • measuring cups and measuring spoons
  • Bowl to mix the seasonings in
  • Small Jar or storage container to store the BBQ Rub in a cool, dry place.


  • 4 TBSP Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 2 TBSP Paprika
  • 1 TBSP Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 TBSP Salt
  • 2 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder


BBQ Seasoning Rub

  • Place all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

Pork BBQ

  • For traditional Pork BBQ, purchase a Boston Butt. This is also sometimes called a Shoulder Roast. You may use other cuts like Ribs, Pork Loin or Pork Tenderloin.
  • Prepare the meat by rinsing and drying with paper towels. (I use a disposable foil pan for this step.) Coat the meat with a generous amount of the BBQ Seasoning Rub on all sides. Rub the seasoning into the meat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Smoke the meat according to your smoker and the weight of your cut.
    Another option is to slow cook the meat in a crock pot for 8 hours on low. Add 1 TBSP of Liquid Smoke Flavoring to get the smokey flavor. Cook time may vary depending on the weight of your pork butt. The general rule of thumb is that the meat should pull off the bone easily with a fork.
Keyword bbq, bbq sauce, sanctuary ridge family recipes

Directions: Combine all ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly. Store in an airtight container. Apply generously to large cuts of meat; sprinkle sparingly on chicken, burgers, and other small cuts of meat. Let the rub marinate, covered in the refrigerator overnight. Smoke, or grill as directed for desired meat temperature.

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