Magic Rub

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

Magic Rub is my go-to BBQ rub for anything pork related. I also use it in my special sauce recipe. This spice gives me the flavor of BBQ without actually cooking anything. I wasn’t the first to call it “magic.” It is a common rub name among pit masters in the BBQ circuit.


  • ¾ cup (75 g) smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup (150


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