Pull out that grill and grab a slab of ribs. Try the Best Rib Dry Rub EVER! This recipe is super simple to make and everyone will ask for more! Great not just on ribs but chicken too!
My husband thinks of himself as a bit of a grilling expert. He loves to pull the grill out and cook dinner for us a couple of times a week. This weekend he made some BBQ ribs that I swear were the best I have ever had, and it was all because of this recipe for the Best Rib Dry Rub we have tried.
This Rib Rub was so simple to make and I feel like one batch of this is enough for 2 slabs of pork ribs. The flavors play so nicely off of each other. The ribs didn't even need sauce, but we are bbq sauce people so they got it anyway. LOL
Each bite of the ribs you get the full flavor of the bbq with a hint of spice in the back from the chili and the pepper. The smoke and hint of sweetness from the brown sugar seal the deal!
I am telling you guys, this is the best rib rub recipe EVER! I have even started doubling the recipe and keeping it in a jar in the spice cabinet. This spice rub is even great on chicken and turkey!
This spice mix is full of things you should have on hand. You can also find all of these items at your local grocery store or on Amazon.
- granulated garlic
- granulated onion
- cayenne pepper
- chili powder
- brown sugar
- kosher salt
Also a jar or container to store your rub in.
How Much Rub?
Really, how much is up to you and how big your slab of ribs is. I would start out with a light dusting of the spice mixture your first time around. Probably about 2 tablespoon total for a full slab, maybe a little more. If you like it and want to play with the amounts go right ahead. This seasoning is amazing.
Grill Temp for Ribs
Cooking your ribs between 225 – 250 degrees. You want a lower temperature because this helps break down the meat making it tender and juicy without drying it out too quickly and burning it. This temp will help you grill the best ribs you have ever eaten! They will be fall-off the bone delicious!
Want Less Spice?
If you are looking for a more mild, less spicy flavor eliminate the cayenne altogether. You are still going to love this rib rub. I don't think it is overly spicey with it, but it does add a little bite. You could also half it if you desired.
Printable Rib Rub Label
Before you mix up this yummy Dry Rib Rub print these convenient labels for your jar or container so you know what tasty treat is inside. Print the labels on adhesive paper to make them easy to adhere to your jars. They also print 2 to a sheet so you can make extra for a friend and share the flavor!
I love homemade gifts, and this Rib seasoning makes the perfect gift for the grill expert in your life! Mix up this blend and place it in a cute jar. Give it with a new set of grill tools, grill mits, even a grocery store gift card. What an awesome gift.
With ribs that taste this amazing you don't need barbecue sauce, but if you really want to kick it up try this Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce Recipe. It is amazing!
This rib rub isn't only for pork ribs. It is delicious on everything! Try it on a pork shoulder for pulled pork, great on grilled chicken, it even adds some steakhouse spice to your French fries. Honestly, it is all around a great seasoning to keep in the cupboard!
The Best Rib Dry Rub
- Combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl or jar.
- Rub the seasoning into the slab of ribs before grilling also great on chicken!