Sugar Free BBQ Rub is a sweet little six ingredient fix for all of your BBQ needs. We let the protein shine without adding sugar. Just delicious and naturally sweet dry flavor components.
It is no secret that BBQ is King in the South. From one region to the next you can find each one has their own signature style and flavor. We love showing you how to prepare your very own right at home
Not too long ago, we shared our recipe for traditional SMOKED BOSTON BUTT with its own traditional methods as well as a delicious rub option that does include brown sugar. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that recipe, we love showing how you can do things a tad bit healthier.
If you want the full southern experience with a little better for you options sprinkled in, try out our light version of KEY LIME PIE.
With 6 ingredients, this is just as easy as it is delicious. You can use it on any type of protein too. We use it often on chicken, fish, beef as well as pork.
- Onion Powder
- Dried thyme
- Garlic powder
See recipe card for quantities.
Combine and Mix! There really isn't that much to it. Massage it well on your preferred protein and allow to sit for at least one hour. If you wanted to let it marinate overnight, that is even better. Place in a zip top bag and refrigerate.
Place all spices in a bowl or jar with a lid.
Mix and sprinkle on protein
Massage into protein and allow to marinate for at least one hour.
I like to mix this up and keep it in a jar. I will double or triple the recipe so I can have it on hand whenever I need it.
Tips and Tricks
Yes! We love spicy but know that not everyone does. Feel free to leave it out or replace it with another savory spice. The sky is the limit.
Yes! This spice rub can be used for frying, baking or slow cooking. BBQ rubs aren't just for grilling
If you make this recipe, be sure and post it to Facebook or Instagram and tag us. We love pictures of food. Also, if you pin this recipe, we would appreciate that when you make it, you use the Made It function in Pinterest too.
And as always, we would love it if you shared this recipe with your family and friends. Over to the side on this post and all of the others are handy dandy share buttons. We would sure be grateful if you shared the love!
Sugar Free BBQ Rub
Sugar Free BBQ Rub is a sweet little six ingredient fix for all of your BBQ needs. We let the protein shine without adding sugar. Just delicious and naturally sweet dry flavor components
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Sprinkle on entire surface of protein.
- Allow protein to rest at least one hour.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 4Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 265mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
**Nutritional Values are estimates only
I’m diabetic so I’m going to try this recipe sounds delicious
Great! Let me know how you like it!
What a beautiful rub! I added a bit of Allspice and halved the Cayenne pepper. Best BBQ steak I’ve had in ages!!
Jeff: That sounds fabulous! We sure love helping folks get started and WOW using it on a steak, I sure bet it was so good!