Best Memphis BBQ Dry Rub

This is the best recipe for DIY Memphis-style barbeque dry rub; perfectly sweet, spicy and peppery.

Whisk brown sugar, black pepper, paprika, white pepper, red pepper flakes, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Store in an airtight container.


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

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