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Garlic and Onion Grill Seasoning

Sweet Garlic and Onion Rub is a flavorful grill seasoning for everything on the grill. A delicious blend of spices and brown sugar that makes the best steaks, pork chops, chicken, vegetables and more.

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This easy grill seasoning is the best combination of flavors. We have used it to grill pork chops and meal prep chicken, sprinkled it over baked potatoes and added it to pasta. Actually, we can’t get enough of it!

Dry rub for grilling meat on a spoon from a jar

Ingredients for Grill Seasoning

Ingredients for Garlic and Onion Dry Rub
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Onion Powder
  • Ground Rosemary
  • Dried Thyme
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Dry Mustard

Jar of spice rub with a spoon and check napkin

How to Make Garlic and Onion Grill Seasoning

Bowl of Sweet Garlic and Onion Dry Rub
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and use a large tined fork to combine, breaking up any small clumps of brown sugar.
  2. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Best if used within 3 months. Stir with a fork before using to mix it up if brown sugar has set up.

Dry rub on a spoon for grilling meat

Our Favorite Recipes Using Sweet Garlic and Onion Rub

whole chicken sprinkled with dry rub
Grilled Pork Chops with garlic rub
Grilled Garlic and Onion Rub Ribeye Steak partially sliced
Sliced rack of baby back ribs - hickory smoked
Grilling ham on a big green egg grill.

Grilled Ham with Garlic and Onion Rub will elevate your holiday ham

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Tips for Using Grilling Seasoning

  • Pat your meat dry with paper towels.
  • Drizzle meat with olive oil, rubbing into an even coating. We’ve started using this Oil Sprayer  for prepping meat that we are grilling. It actually sprays, not a fine mist and works really well.
  • Sprinkle rub over meat and press into the meat before grilling.
  • Allow meat to rest about 30 minutes before grilling.

We love using a dry rub for grilling everything from steaks, pork chops to chicken. If you like a spicy kick, give our Best Dry Rub a try. It’s sweet with plenty of garlic flavor and a touch of red pepper. 

Jar with a spoon of dry rub for grilling

This Sweet Garlic and Onion Rub recipe is the perfect balance of  flavors for everything you are grilling. Turn boring chicken and pork chops into something special with delicious garlic and onion flavors.

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Jar of spice rub for grilling - spoonful up close
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Sweet Garlic and Onion Rub

Sweet Garlic and Onion Rub is a flavorful addition grilled meats. A delicious blend of spices and brown sugar that makes the best pork chops, chicken, vegetables and more.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Rubs and Spice Mixes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry rub for grilling, garlic and herb rub for chicken or pork
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Calories: 30kcal


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


  • Add all ingredients to a bowl.
  • Use a fork to mix well, breaking up any brown sugar clumps.
  • Store in an airtight container in pantry for up to 3 months. Stir before using.


Best uses:
Sprinkle over chicken, pork, beef, fish or vegetables before cooking.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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    1. Hi Billie,
      The measurements are found in the recipe card which is at the bottom of the post. There’s also a “jump to recipe” button at the top of the post that will take you right to it.

      ~ Milisa

  1. When you say “brown sugar” do you mean soft brown sugar, dark brown sugar,
    demerara sugar etc. They all have different flavours and textures. It is a little ambiguous. Thank you.