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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Spice Rub Recipe

This rub is perfect for chicken, steak and ribs!
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s Spice Rub Recipe
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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s owner, John Stage, revealed what goes into the spice rub that takes the chain’s meats to another level. If you’re using this rub on meat that will be cooked longer than three hours, cut the amount of brown sugar in half.


  • 1/2 Cup kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Cup granulated garlic
  • 1/4 Cup chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 Cup light brown sugar


Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.

Sprinkle generously onto ribs, chicken or steak.