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barbecue rib dry rub

The Ultimate Dry Rub for Ribs

This rub uses classic barbecue flavors and has the perfect balance of sweet, savory and heat for pork ribs.
Course Condiment / Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 racks
Calories 286kcal
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann


  • 8 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp hot cayenne pepper


  • Mix rub ingredients in a bowl. For best results move rub to a rub shaker and then sprinkle evenly over your meat from a distance of around 12 inches.
  • Store in an airtight container. You can break the rub up with a fork before applying it the next time.


Sodium: 10506mg | Calcium: 181mg | Vitamin C: 2mg | Vitamin A: 13967IU | Sugar: 39g | Fiber: 13g | Potassium: 935mg | Calories: 286kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 62g | Iron: 10mg