Spicy Brown Sugar Dry Rub Recipe


4.94 from 15 votes
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Dry Rub recipes are some of my favorite things to experiment with, make in large batches to keep on hand when cooking, and then wrap up a few of my favorites to give to friends and family.

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This Spicy Brown Sugar Dry Rub Recipe is no exception. It lends so much flavor to dishes when I use it, that it is one that I turn to time and again. And you know how the nursery rhyme goes… sugar and spice and everything nice.

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This Spicy Brown Sugar Dry Rub mix is perfect to use on chicken, pork, beef, and even seafood. Believe me, it is one that you’ll want in your pantry to pull out time and again to amp up the flavors of your dishes! Just store in an airtight container and it will keep for about to about six months, well… if it lasts that long that is. Heh.

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I even used it on grilled veggies and we all loved it!

It’s the perfect amount of sweet meets spicy.

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I hope you love it as much as we do!

Spicy Brown Sugar Dry Rub Recipe

4.94 from 15 votes
Spicy Brown Sugar Dry Rub is the perfect addition to chicken, pork, and beef recipes. Make this dry rub recipe to keep on hand or share with friends!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Pour into an airtight container and store for up to six months.


Makes 1 cup. 


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 213IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. Ashley says:

    5 stars
    I have made your brown sugar dry rub with the Montreal seasoning several times over the years. I always make a big batch and keep it in the cupboard. My family absolutely loves it. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received when I’ve made pulled pork with it and Worcestershire sauce! I can’t find the recipe now though. Is it somewhere else on your site? I never wrote it down and should have. It’s our favorite!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Ashley, I updated the recipe and omitted the Montreal steak seasoning. The original recipe was 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons Montreal Steak Seasoning, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper. I hope this helps.

    2. Ashley says:

      Thank you so much!!