Homemade Dry Rub Recipe and Father’s Day Gift

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Give the gift of food this Father’s Day with this Homemade Dry Rub Recipe.  Mix it up and place in a jar for an easy and tasty gift.


Father's Day Gift Idea - Homemade Dry Rub Recipe

Homemade Dry Rub Recipe

Are you still struggling with a creative Father’s Day gift idea?  Do you have a grill master who loves to cook on the grill?  Then I’ve got the perfect recipe for you today along with a printable that makes this a a fun gift idea.

The best thing about this homemade dry rub recipe is you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.  And who doesn’t love a perfectly seasoned dinner cooked on the grill during these warm summer months?!

Old Bay Dry Rub Recipe

This dry rub tastes great on chicken, steak, and pork chops.  My husband even likes to put it on his burgers.  If you’re not a fan of Old Bay just leave it out.  I’ve mentioned before that my husband puts Old Bay on everything.  A simple dry rub makes everything you cook on the grill taste great!  You could even sprinkle this on veggies.

Father's Day Grill Master Labels Free Printable

Dry Rub Jar Labels – Free Printable

Turn this fun recipe into the perfect Father’s Day gift with this free printable label! Download the jar labels below and give your grill master the perfect gift this Father’s Day.  These labels are designed to fit the larger mason jars with lids that measure 3 inches wide.  I used these wide mouth half pint mason jars.

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO Make Mason Jar Labels

HOW TO PRINT these Labels

    • Open the PDF and click on the printer icon in the right corner.  This should prompt your printer window to open.
    • Print document. I recommend printing on white cardstock for this project.
    • Cut out the labels and attach to lid using double sided tape or glue dots.  Finally, add the mason jar band to seal jar.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Also, don’t forget to make some homemade barbecue sauce to go with your homemade dry rub.  A fun BBQ themed gift basket would be a cute Father’s Day gift idea.

Now I better get to work making more of this dry rub for my dad and my brothers.  They’re going to love it!

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Homemade Dry Rub Recipe and Gift Idea

Homemade Dry Rub Recipe and Father's Day Gift

Give the gift of food this Father’s Day with this Homemade Dry Rub Recipe.  Mix it up and place in a jar for an easy and tasty gift.
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Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Add all ingredients to large bowl.
  • Mix together until well combined
  • Add mixture to air-tight container.
  • To use: sprinkle the fry rub onto the meal.  Using your hands, rub the spices on the meal.
  • To Store: Add dry rub to air-tight container and store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 months.  You can also add dry rub to a freezer bag and store in the freezer.
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  1. This is going to sound like a stupid question, but how much do you actually have to rub vs. just sprinkling it on? Love your addition of Old Bay Seasoning!

  2. This looks really good – I never would have thought of doing something like this as a gift! Such a great idea!

  3. I usually sprinkle about 1 or 2 tablespoons on each side of the meat I’m cooking. Then pat it in so it doesn’t fall off. I hope this helps!

  4. This dry (fry rub in the recipe) rub is delicious. I had to try it out before giving as a gift. Thank you for the recipe.