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Exclusive BattlBox Recipes to Celebrate National BBQ Month

Exclusive BattlBox Recipes to Celebrate National BBQ Month

May is National BBQ Month! To celebrate, we’re letting you in on a few of our favorite recipes shared from YOU, our loyal subscribers, from the BattlBox forum.

The following recipe and commentary comes from forum user dageaux1209


½ cup kosher salt

½ cup brown sugar

4 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp granulated onion

2 tsp granulated garlic

4 tsp black powder

This has yielded some great results for me and generally gets a lot of compliments.

If you like a sweeter sauce with a bit of a spicy finish to it, you can try this. I have people that ask for jars of this every time I make a large batch.


1 cup brown sugar

1 cup honey

⅓ cup A1 Tabasco

⅔ cup A1 original

If you can't find the Tabasco version of the A1, substitute the original in its place. This sauce is great on everything from ribs to chicken or pork chops. I even have a few buddies that put it on their burgers as well.

I would love to hear some feedback from anyone that actually tries these two recipes out. I have plenty of other rub or sauce recipes that I would be glad to share. Just depends on what is being cooked.

And this one comes from forum user ElOso

This a Carolina rub I like for ribs.


2 tbsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp ground cumin

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper

1 tbsp cayenne pepper

¼ cup paprika

½ cup yellow mustard

3 tbsp brown sugar

Beer, slowly added

Mix together to make a slather to your liking

Grill at 220-240 degrees for 3 hours

After 3 hours, put in tin foil

Rub both sides with brown sugar and 8 oz Dr. Pepper

Wrap up really well

Cook 1 hour

Remove tin foil after 1 hour

If ribs have shrunk, you’re done! If not, put on grill for 1 more hour


As a bonus, sign up for BBQ Box and get some BBQ goodness every month, including one sauce or marinade, one rub or spice, one snack, one sample of premium wood chips, and one custom recipe using your new items (and you already know you can trust the people behind it… hint: it’s us).

If you need us this month, you can find us chowing down on some of this BBQ. Don’t forget to share your photos if you try out any of these recipes!

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