My Dirt (BBQ Rub)


Inspired by the mythical Lillie’s Q Carolina Dirt (if you never tried it you must absolutely buy it at your first trip to the States), this rub is a miracle for your bbq. Or course the secret of the Carolina Dirt is not easy to recreate but I think I found a balanced recipe that is very similar to it. You can do more, as it can be preserved for 1 year.


1 tbs powdered chipotle

1 tsp powdered panco chilli pepper

1 tbs hot paprika

2 tbs sweet paprika

1 tbs salt

4 tbs brown sugar

1/2 tbs cumin

1/2 tbs black pepper

1 tbs Cayenna pepper

1 tbs celery seeds

1 tbs garlic powder

2 tbs dried onion

½ tbs oregan

1 tbs mustard seeds

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tbs coriander

2 tbs stock powder


Put all ingredients in a grinder (everything together or sepearetly if you have a small one) and grind with the pulse (you do not want the mix to be too powdery).  Mix everything together and put in air tight containers.

Use as breadcrubs, to coat your preferred meat: chicken, beef, pork. And set aside for a minimum or 15 minutes to 3 hours before cooking.