Basic BBQ Rub with The Good Bean

A basic bbq rub with a twist. This bbq rub is perfect on pork, poultry, beef, or even portobello mushrooms! The twist to this rub is incorporating mesquite bbq flavored The Good Bean roasted garbanzo beans. Time to fire up the grill and prep your favorite cut of meat with a Basic BBQ Rub!

Basic BBQ Rub with The Good Bean

In our home we love snacking on the different flavors of roasted garbanzo beans from The Good Bean. We have found that the roasted garbanzo beans grind up easily. Once the beans are ground up, they are perfect added to any sweet or savory recipe. I used the sweet cinnamon flavored garbanzo beans in my Homemade Apple Pie Crust. The options are endless, so get creative and throw some in your next recipe, or add to a hearty salad. I’ll be sharing some more recipes incorporating The Good Bean in the future posts.


This recipe is easy to prepare, and incorporates basic ingredients usually found in your pantry. We used this rub on two full racks of baby back ribs, and there was still some rub left over.

I travel a lot for my job, and I always take a package of The Good Bean for an afternoon snack. This tasty treat is not only full of flavor, it is a perfect protein source.

Here is my delicious Homemade Apple Pie with The Good Bean Sweet Cinnamon Crust.

Basic BBQ Rub with The Good Bean

Basic BBQ Rub with The Good Bean
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1/2 cup Mesquite BBQ flavored The Good Bean, ground finely
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp pepper
2 Tbsp ancho chili powder
1/2 cup garlic powder
1/2 cup brown sugar


Grind mesquite bbq Good Bean garbanzo beans in food processor or blender.

In small bowl, mix together ground mesquite bbq garbanzo beans, salt, pepper, ancho chili powder, garlic powder, and brown sugar.

Add to meat or store in sealed container in cool and dark location. Store for up to 14 days for complete freshness.



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Disclaimer: I received products from The Good Bean, all the opinions and thoughts are my own.

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  • I have never thought of using roasted chickpeas to make bbq rub!! What a creative and delicious idea!

  • Hotly Spiced

    These would be a lovely snack at the end of the day with a glass of something chilled. I love the heat from the chillies. And these are so good for you too xx

  • kitchenriffs

    Never heard of the Good Bean products, but they sound interesting. Totally love the idea of making a BBQ rub from chickpeas! Very inventive — thanks.

  • I won some Good Bean products earlier this year and received 4 different flavors. BBQ was not one of them. Love what you did by crushing them. The packages I received went very quickly. 🙂

  • This is such a brilliant idea! I haven’t tried the good bean before but now I’m eager to find them!

  • If I am not wrong…, .I think I had seen those packets somewhere before in India. Maybe imported? Well, I wouldn’t mind a chickpea snack right now. Thanks for sharing Terra!

  • Yum, what a great way to enhance bean flavour 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Karen (Back Road Journal)

    Another creative way to use the beans…very clever.

  • Kris Kuhens

    I will have to watch for the Good Beans. Sounds like something we would like!