Wild Willy's Rub

July 1, 2022 • 0 comments

Wild Willy's Rub
Barbecue is a metaphor for American culture in a broad sense. It spans all walks of life. This is our favorite all-purpose rub. Good on ribs, brisket, chicken and more. I like Rubs more than sauces, they flavor more and burn less. Plus they are whole lot easier. Here is a rub recipe you can make at home with spices you probably already own.


  • (3/4 cup) Paprika
  • (1/4 cup) Freshly ground black pepper
  • (1/4 cup) Course salt, either kosher or sea salt
  • (1/4 cup) Sugar
  • (2 Tbsp) Chili powder
  • (2 Tbsp) Garlic powder
  • (2 Tbsp) Onion powder
  • (2 tsp) Cayenne


Mix all spices thoroughly in a bowl. Store covered in a cool, dark pantry.

Apply rub from just a few hours or up to 24 hours before grilling or smoking meats.  The longer the rub is one the more it will flavor a meat.