A delicious rub for baby back pork ribs! Makes enough rub for 6 racks of ribs. Ground rosemary is almost impossible to find in stores. I grind up dried rosemary leaves in a molcajete, with a mortar and pestle, or a clean coffee grinder. Trust me, it's worth the few extra minutes it takes!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix paprika, sea salt, garlic powder, black pepper, ginger, onion powder, rosemary, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 2.9g 6% DV; carbohydrates 13.8g 5% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 3527.4mg 141% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
This is a very good rub. It's good to see that someone else shares my opinion that BBQ rub doesn't need to have sugar in it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2013
The overall flavor of this was fine but WAY too salty for us. It really overpowered all the flavors. Sorry I really wanted to love this rub. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2013
This is a very good rub. It's good to see that someone else shares my opinion that BBQ rub doesn't need to have sugar in it! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2013
Yummy! We made ribs today and this rub was great. After I put it on the baby back ribs I stuck the ribs on a rack in the pan, put them in the oven on about 225 degrees and cooked them low and slow. Once done,I generously brushed Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce on them and stuck them under the broiler for a few minutes. Great flavor! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/24/2013
The overall flavor of this was fine but WAY too salty for us. It really overpowered all the flavors. Sorry I really wanted to love this rub. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2013
This stuff is the shizz! I'll admit to cutting the amount of black pepper in half but left the cayenne as written. I used it on boneless ribs and it permeated the meat really well. Chicken is getting this rub next. Love love LOVE!:o) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
great stuff. I think this helped me do some of the best ribs I've made. thanks Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2013
This is the best rub I have found. Just made a fresh batch for ribs on the grill tonight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
Awesome flavor. I cut the amount salt and ground black pepper in half as was suggested...awesome taste. Used our coffee grinder to grind the rosemary... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2015
Very good basic rub. Followed others advice and halved the salt. Will try on chicken next time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2017
Cut wayyyyy back on the salt and used fresh crushed garlic and fresh grated ginger. Good rub for spare ribs on the grill but I do miss that touch of sweetness from a more-traditional rub that includes some form of sugar. Read More