Smoky Spiced Sugar Rub

This sweet, lightly spiced rub is perfect on steaks, but also delicious on chicken, pork and lamb. Slideshow: More Spice Recipes 

Smoky Spiced Sugar Rub
Photo: Abby Hocking / Food & Wine
Total Time:
5 mins
about 1/2 cup


  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander 

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt 

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin 

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 


  1. In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients until well combined.

Make Ahead

The smoky spiced sugar rub can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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