Dry Rub For Pork Ribs

close up of ribs in smoker

Ever wonder how to take average run-of-the-mill barbecued ribs and make them out-standing!? Try using this simple to make dry rub on your next ribs, whether smoked, grilled, or baked, this rub will make them so much better! 

I put this rib rub recipe together back in 2004 when I was doing a lot of experimenting with sauces and rubs. It’s been with me ever since for a good reason. You can use this rub alone or with pretty much any sauce you want. A must-try!

AuthorP. Vandermeer
RatingDifficultyBeginner

This sweet and spicy pork rib rub will delight the most serious barbecue lovers in your family. Easy to make and compliments the best sauces for pork ribs.

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Yields10 Servings
Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

 ¾ cup Tightly packed light brown sugar
 1 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ½ tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
 2 dashes Ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp Red cayenne pepper
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Ground black pepper
 3 dashes Crushed red pepper* enough to lightly cover the other ingredients

1

Toss all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Blend everything together with a fork or with clean, dry fingers.

phils rib rub ingredients

2

Place your rib rack onto a large cookie sheet or an area that can catch the dripping from the meat as it marinates. Generously apply this rub to both sides of your rib rack and cover it with plastic wrap for about an hour until the meat absorbs the goodness.

Cover Ribs with cellophane for a couple of hours

3

Bake, grill or smoke your ribs after marinating.

ribs in a smoker with phil's rib rub

CategoryBarbecueCuisineAmerican, Southern

Ingredients

 ¾ cup Tightly packed light brown sugar
 1 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ½ tsp Lawry's seasoned salt
 2 dashes Ground cinnamon
 ¼ tsp Red cayenne pepper
 1 tsp Paprika
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Ground black pepper
 3 dashes Crushed red pepper* enough to lightly cover the other ingredients

Directions

1

Toss all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. Blend everything together with a fork or with clean, dry fingers.

phils rib rub ingredients

2

Place your rib rack onto a large cookie sheet or an area that can catch the dripping from the meat as it marinates. Generously apply this rub to both sides of your rib rack and cover it with plastic wrap for about an hour until the meat absorbs the goodness.

Cover Ribs with cellophane for a couple of hours

3

Bake, grill or smoke your ribs after marinating.

ribs in a smoker with phil's rib rub

Phil’s Dry Rub For Pork Ribs

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Phil Vandermeer

Philip Vandermeer is a husband, father, retired contractor, and handyman who enjoys playing the guitar, building things with wood, and cooking. Simply, he loves everything about creating a pleasant house and home. In the past several years, he has successfully rehabbed and flipped more than a half-dozen homes.

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