Basic BBQ Seasoning Mix

Basic BBQ Seasoning mix (THM NSI, Sugar Free)

This basic BBQ Seasoning Mix is a great way to get ready for grilling season.

Did you know that rubbing your meat with this basic seasoning and allowing it to sit for a bit (30 min to over night) will make a huge difference when grilling this summer?

Do you have a  BBQ Seasoning mix that you love?

This is one of our favorites. It enhances the flavors of my Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce, or stands alone as a rub.  I’ve used it in skillet meals as well as in my instant pot with great success. 

Basic BBQ Seasoning Mix doesn’t require special ingredients and is VERY budget friendly!! 

Basic BBQ Seasoning Mix (Sugar Free, THM NSI)

How to use Basic BBQ Seasoning Mix as a Dry Rub

You want to massage the rub in by hand before grilling; the more time it has to sit on the meat the more the flavors will sink in. If you want a savory, crispy crust make sure your cooking surface is really hot.

Lower the grilling grate as close to the coals as possible. Hardwood charcoal creates a hotter fire, but wood chips can be sprinkled over coals to increase temperature.

You want to use dry rubs on dishes like ribs, steaks, pork chops or anything that cooks quickly.

How to use Basic BBQ Seasoning Mix as a Wet Rub

To create a wet rub you need to add a few tablespoons of the BBQ Seasoning Mix to about 2/3 cup of tomato sauce and 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (you can also use balsamic) I mentioned my Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce earlier, this makes a great wet rub that doesn’t contain tomatoes.

 Smother the meat in your wet rub. If time permits, wrap it in plastic and let it sit in the fridge for an hour before grilling. Keep the grill cover down, the vent mostly closed, and slather more on whenever it’s time to flip over.

A thick paste will absorb the flavor of your grill, and smoking or slow cooking will enable the wet rub to form a firm, dark outer layer while moisture, aroma, and flavor are soaked up by the meat.

Wet Rubs are best suited for thicker cuts of meat that are being cooked at lower temperatures for longer periods of time.



Basic BBQ Seasoning Mix
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 5
  • Calories: 5
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Sodium: 747mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe type: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
a sweetly spiced BBQ seasoning that works great as a dry or wet rub.
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Low Carb Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  1. Mix together and sprinkle on meat prior to cooking.

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