Barbecued Rib Rub


  • 1/3 cup ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder

Smoke & SpiceCombine ingredients in a small bowl until uniformly blended.

Yield: about 1 cup of dry rub.

From: Smoke and Spice

Gray: This was intended to to be used as dry rub on pork ribs and then mopped with a vinegar and beer based mopping sauce.  I just used it as a base rub for some pork chops and then brushed them with some Trader Joe’s BBQ sauce.  This rub has a good black peppery kick.  It is tasty if you are looking for that, but it was very black pepper forward.  I think I prefer a different flavor profile in a rub, but this is a good one.  The low amount of sugar works better for grilling than some I’ve tried.

Katie: I liked this rub, but Gray is right, it has a peppery kick. I also prefer less pepper. I liked it for grilling since it did not have as much sugar, so it didn’t get those excessive charred areas. So a good rub, but not my favorite. I am interested to try it as intended, followed up by a mopping sauce!

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1 Response to Barbecued Rib Rub

  1. Plan on grilling some ribs Monday for Memorial Day. Sounds great!

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