Mexican Dry Rub

This is an authentic Mexican dry rub that works great on anything you are smoking or grilling and looking for a Mexican rub that will explode with flavor and add a little bit of spice!

Ingredients For Mexican Spice Rub

This is a simple set of ingredients that you will hopefully have most of them in the house already. You can scale this as necessary depending on how much you need. One great part about this rub, we do it without any kind of brown sugar so its sugar free, if you are looking for that.

Measure out your rub ingredients, add to a bowl and then mix them together. Before you know it you have a wonderful and spicy Mexican dry rub mix.

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced onions (substitute with onion powder if you do not have the minced onion flakes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
A great rub seasoning blend

Suggestions For The Mexican Dry Rub

I have used this for any kind of tacos I have made. It works great for pulled pork, chicken thighs or chicken breasts or for a any kind of beef.

This was a bone in pork butt I used to make carnitas with

If you are looking for some other Mexican recipes, here are a few we have that would be great uses for this:

If you are looking to save the leftovers of the rub, store them in an airtight container and the spices should hold for a couple of weeks, with no issues.

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Mexican Dry Rub

Mexican Dry Rub

A authentic and spice filled Mexican rub, perfect for your pork, chicken or beef.

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. powder garlic
  • 1 tsp. minced onions
  • 1/2 tsp. of cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of cumin


  1. Assemble ingredients
  2. Mix together well
  3. Apply for your selection of meat

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2596mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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