Rating: 4.63 stars
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My all-purpose rub I use when smoking ribs and pork shoulders. Store in a cool dry place. Sprinkle liberally on ribs and pork shoulder prior to smoking.`

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, white sugar, celery seed, black pepper, cayenne pepper, brown mustard, garlic powder, cumin, and salt together in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

394 calories; protein 10.4g; carbohydrates 81.8g; fat 11.1g; sodium 1505.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
This rub is quick to throw together and tastes great. I used it on baby back ribs and it really gave the meat a wonderful flavor. Ignore the calories and servings on this recipe. I had a lot left over after coating a full slab of ribs on both sides. Read More
(45)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2016
The flavor on this was great, but it's lacking on salt. The recipe calls for 1 tsp...1 Tbsp would be more appropriate for this amount of rub IMO. Read More
(7)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
This rub is quick to throw together and tastes great. I used it on baby back ribs and it really gave the meat a wonderful flavor. Ignore the calories and servings on this recipe. I had a lot left over after coating a full slab of ribs on both sides. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2013
Excellent! Loved this rub. I used on pork that I marinated in this rub and put in the crock pot. After 8-10 hours shredded the meat and added our fave BBQ sauce. Excellent BBQ pork! Family loved...thanks! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2013
This rub is great. The pork ribs had a tasty crust outside and so moist, tender and juicy inside. I get frequent requests for these. My daughter has to have these for her birthday dinner. Thank you for this wonderful spice rub. It was exactly what I was looking for !!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2014
we used this on a boston butt and it came out pretty good.. we're usually not one for rubs with sugar but it wasn't overpowered by the sugars.. i liked the small amount of heat on the end.. bf said it produced a nice candy on it.. i agree.. bf's sister and niece stopped by and tried it and said they liked it too.. i tripled the salt but kept everything else the same.. caution it does make a lot and i even halved the recipe.. ty for this simple rub Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2016
The flavor on this was great, but it's lacking on salt. The recipe calls for 1 tsp...1 Tbsp would be more appropriate for this amount of rub IMO. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2014
It would be helpful if it said the portion sizes so you don't have so much that you need to throw away afterwards Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2014
Awesome recipe... Hope you don't mind but we added a little freshly ground szechuan pepper (mixed in with the black peppercorns) and 2 tsp of onion powder. Yum!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2014
It's got a kick--a great one! I LOVE this rub! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2015
Made a double batch today and put the rest away for another day. Can't wait to try it today...putting on Smoker. I made two tweaks...had smoked paprika and celery salt since that it what I had on hand. Read More
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