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The 17 Best BBQ Rubs That You Can Buy Online for Any Grilling Recipe

These spices go great on pork, chicken, ribs and more!

a collage of different bbq rubs and spices
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Whether you're a barbecue fanatic or just learning how to grill, having the right mix of spice rubs upgrades every meal. From smoky and spicy to herby and complex flavors, the best BBQ rubs are ones that add lots of flavor to your favorite vegetables and proteins (like your go-to grilled chicken recipes). While grilling recipes often let the protein shine, sometimes it's key to amp up the flavor with the addition of a premixed package of herbs and spices. Barbecue sauces are an important addition as well, but starting from the beginning with, say, the best rib rub for an epic rack of baby back ribs means that flavor can only build.

The pros in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen tried over 50 rubs to find 17 favorites that you can buy online. We slathered them on chicken and beef, then grilled to let the rubs' flavors shine. These picks are perfectly balanced with the right combo of seasoning to make any grilling recipe you crave this season even better. Now all you need is some delicious (and easy!) BBQ side dishes to pair with your proteins for your next summer BBQ or Fourth of July party! And a big batch of watermelon margaritas or other watermelon cocktails doesn't hurt either. Cheers to a flavor-packed grilling season!

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Meat Church
The Gospel All-Purpose Rub
Meat Church
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Lillie's Q
Carolina Dirt BBQ Rub
Lillie's Q
3
Spiceology
Smoky Honey Habanero Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
Spiceology
4
Plowboys BBQ
Bovine Bold & Yardbird Seasoning Rubs
Plowboys BBQ
5
Wildwood Grilling
Boom Boom Chicken Spice Rub
Wildwood Grilling
6
Traeger
Blackened Saskatchewan Dry Rub
Traeger
7
Rub With Love
Salmon Rub
Rub With Love
8
Williams Sonoma
Butcher's Rub
Williams Sonoma
9
Meat Church
Honey Hog BBQ Rub
Meat Church BBQ
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Sweet Swine O'Mine
Lambert's Sweet Rub O' Mine
Sweet Rub O Mine
11
Spiceology
Greek Freak Mediterranean Blend
Spiceology
12
Lane's BBQ
Ancho Espresso Rub
Lane's BBQ
13
Snake River Farms
Perfect Pork Rub
Snake River Farms
14
Traeger
Pork and Poultry Rub
Traeger
15
Hardcore Carnivore
Camo Game and Lamb Seasoning
Hardcore Carnivore
16
Lane's BBQ
Scorpion Rub
Lane's BBQ
17
Spiceology
Maui Wowee Rub
Spiceology
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