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 ever tried.
This Rib Rub was so simple to make and I feel like one batch of this is enough for 2 slabs of 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 got the full flavor of the bbq with a hint of spice in the back from the chili and the pepper. I am telling you guys, this is the best rib dry rub 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!
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.
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 your first time around. Probably about 2 tbsp 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!
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!
The Best Rib Dry Rub
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon granulated onion
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne or chipotle pepper
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 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!