Dry Rib Rub Recipes



These dry rib rub recipes will ensure that your ribs and other meats you grill will be the most flavorful possible. We’ve collected several favorite rib rub recipes both from our own collection as well as some famous ones such as Walter Jetten’s and Bobby Flay’s.

Making your own dry rib rub recipes is very easy and often less expensive and better tasting than the ones available in stores. To make the rubs, simply mix the seasonings and then store in an airtight container until you are ready to grill and use.

When preparing baby back ribs and other meats, you’ll want to take the seasoning mixture and really rub it into the meat. Sprinkling it on will not give you the flavor you want! You can then let the meat marinade in the mixture to give it the maximum flavor possible.

When looking at these recipes below, keep in mind that measurements are approximate and that you of course can omit and substitute any ingredients that you feel are necessary. For example, you may decide that you like it REALLY hot and so will add more chili pepper or other seasonings. If you don’t like it hot, then you may want to keep the hotter spices out. Don’t be afraid to also experiment with making your own mixtures of seasonings – you’ll be surprised what wonderful things you can create simply by mixing some of the spices you have on hand in your spice cabinet!

Here are Some of Our Favorite Dry Rib Rub Recipes:

Smoked Pork Rub
1/3 cup paprika
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons cayenne

Mustard Rub
1/3 cup paprika
3 tablespoons dry mustard
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons ground basil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt

Barbecue Rub
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

Hot & Spicy Rib Rub
1 cup hot chili powder
2 tablespoons cayenne
2 tablespoons fresh ground pepper
4 tablespoons garlic powder

Walter Jetten Dry Rib Rub
6 tablespoons salt
6 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon dry lemon powder
1 tablespoon paprika

Bobby Flay Dry Rib 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 pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper

Sweet Rub
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup paprika

Simple Pork BBQ Rub
1/2 cup freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup ground cayenne pepper
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons salt

Do you have a favorite dry rib rub recipe to share? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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