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All-American Rub

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


3/4 cup

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
“This wonderful salt-free rub is great on steaks, pork and chicken,” writes Heather Bonser from Laurel, Montana. Try shaking the quick, sweet-spicy rub on hot popcorn, too!
All-American Rub Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.
  2. Rub over meat or poultry; cover and refrigerate for up to 4 hours before grilling or broiling.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 43 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.

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