Chipotle Rub

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    2¼ cups

Appears in

The Bacon Bible

The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

It’s only natural that what is typically referred to as “the bacon of the spice world”—chipotle (which is a smoked and dried jalapeño)—would pair nicely with the smokiness of bacon. I use the two together a lot, and for good reason . . . it is a delicious combination. Use this rub to make your own Chipotle Bacon or sprinkle on store-bought bacon before cooking. You should also try it on pork, beef, or chicken.


  • ¾ cup (165 g) packed light brown sugar
  • cup (60 g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle powder
  • tablespoons garlic powder
  • tablespoons onion powder


In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients until combined. Transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid and store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.