Basic BBQ Rub

Grilling season is upon us!  Aside from being a quick & easy way to cook meats, grilling is a very heart healthy cooking method.  If you have kidney disease, this versatile spice mix is perfect to flavor up all kinds of meats & poultry without any salt.  

Kidney Friendly Tip:  Use this spice mix when you make chili in the fall!


  • 1 ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin


  1. Combine all the ingredients.  
  2. Before cooking, rub and cover meat or poultry with the seasoning mixture.  Do this the night before if you want a more intense flavor.
  3. Store extra in an airtight container.

Makes enough to season 2 pounds of meat.  

Recipe used with permission from ARA

Photo Source:

By Mfield, Matthew Field, – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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