Big bald BBQ rub


  • Makes2 1/3 Cups
Big bald BBQ rub


  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup paprika

  • 2 tbsp coasrsely ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp lemon pepper

  • 2 tbsp kosher salt

  • 2 tbsp chili powder

  • 2 tbsp garlic powder

  • 2 tbsp onion powder

  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper


  • Add all the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl and use your hands or a fork to mix together.

What can I say—this rub recipe was sent to me by my friend Todd (BigBaldBBQ) at, who is six foot two and has a shaved head. Todd spent a long time creating and adjusting this rub to get it just right. He told me that for the longest time the recipe seemed to be missing something, until one day he tried adding lemon pepper. For the first time, it was perfect.

This article was originally published on May 18, 2012

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