Guga Rub Recipe

Guga Rub
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The infamous Guga Rub is a simple BBQ rub that can be used on almost any cut of meat. The Guga Rub recipe is the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and overall just damn good! 

If you’ve ever watched smoked and bbq meat videos on YouTube, you’ve probably come across the Guga Foods channel and heard about his famous Guga Rub. The channel is full of great videos and food experiments that everyday backyard Pitmasters would never dream of trying. Like Dry Aged Nutella… Yup, he did that.

Guga Rub

In many of Guga’s recipes, he uses the Guga Foods BBQ Rub. He claims that the Guga Foods BBQ Rub is great on Pork, Chicken, and Fish; we have to tell you, he’s right!

Guga Foods BBQ Rub is so easy to make. Just mix the ingredients, and you’re done! Spread Guga Foods BBQ Rub on your 321 Ribs, Smoked Salmon, or you can even use it to take your Smoked Brisket and Smoked Chicken Thighs. Whatever protein you decide to use this rub on, you’ll love the rich flavor.

How To Make Guga Rub

  1. 1. Measure Ingredients

    Carefully measure out how much you need of each ingredient. Although these amounts can be roughly estimated, the rub tastes best when using the exact measurements.

  2. 2. Combine Ingredients

    In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients. If you’re using the rub immediately, use a ziplock bag instead of a mixing bowl to combine your ingredients with adding your protein and mixing immediately easily.

  3. 3. Mix Ingredients

    Using a mixing spoon, thoroughly combine all the ingredients to make one smooth mixture. There should be no clumps or groups of any one ingredient by the time you’re finished.

  4. 4. Serve or Store Rub

    If you’re using your rub immediately, go ahead and apply it to your meat right away. Be generous with your rub coatings to ensure the meat can soak up every flavor.

    If you’re making your rub to use at another time, pour it into a sealed container or bag and store it in a cool, dry place for up to 3 weeks.

Guga Rub

Guga Rub Recipe

Easy to make Guga Rub you can try at home.
4.30 from 30 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Sealed Storage Container


  • 1/4 cup Salt
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • Measure out your ingredients so you have the perfect amount of everything.
  • Combine all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix well using a mixing spoon to ensure a thoroughly combined rub.
  • Use as a rub on your chosen meats, or put in a sealed container for later use.


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