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All-purpose Texas BBQ Dry Rub

June 08, 2021

This article was originally published on July 3, 2014:

Independence Day is upon us, and while it’s not a Jewish holiday, it does have a ‘they tried to rule us, we won our independence, let’s eat’ vibe to it. In the spirit of freedom, and grilling—which is, after all, the official Fourth of July pastime—here are two of our favorite barbecue recipes from Tablet‘s archives.

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Recipe by: Ari White


  • 1cup white sugar
  • 1cup brown sugar
  • 2Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2Tbsp chili powder
  • 2Tbsp Colman’s mustard
  • 2Tbsp oregano
  • 2Tbsp chili flakes
  • 2Tbsp onion powder
  • 2Tbsp paprika
  • 2Tbsp cumin
  • 4Tbsp coarse black pepper
  • 2Tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 2Tbsp instant coffee


Perfect for brisket, poultry, or even sliced pineapple

  • Step 1

    Mix together in a bowl. Coat meat (or fruit) in the mixture and grill.