Also goes very good on some chicken, tri-tip steaks, or pretty much anything BBQ. I do a lot of smoked foods, and it's perfect.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix brown sugar, white sugar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a bowl. Store in a sealable container in a cool, dry place.

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Cook's Note:

Rub ribs with olive oil or mustard so rub sticks on meat. Do a good coat of rub over both sides and then wrap ribs with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate overnight. I smoke them for 3 hours, wrap in foil with butter and honey, and then smoke wrapped for another hour. You want to keep temp at about 260 degrees F (125 degrees C). Enjoy straight off BBQ pit.

Nutrition Facts

330.9 calories; 2.9 g protein; 82 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 2369 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
hi. I have used the recipe three times it has a lot of flavor sweet and spicy. my whole family loves the baby back ribs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2019
Lately I ve been doing lots of ribs and trying different recipes. And this one was probably one of our least favorites after it cooks. The rub taste awesome before you cook them. But after you cook them there just isn t much there. Think that has to do with the amount of sugar in this recipe so it either burns or just melts off. Find a recipe with a bit more salt and a little less sugar is what I m finding out. Maybe it turned out like this because I used an electric smoker and just put it on the rack. I just couldn t give up that smoke flavor to do it like it said on here and I m more of a dry rib guy. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
hi. I have used the recipe three times it has a lot of flavor sweet and spicy. my whole family loves the baby back ribs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2017
hi. I have used the recipe three times it has a lot of flavor sweet and spicy. my whole family loves the baby back ribs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
It was delicious. I will use this again but will need to cut back on the spices. I used it on a slab of ribs and on a pork shoulder then smoked it in my Orion smoker. the entire family LOVED it but did comment on the amount of spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
Sooo bomb! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2016
Okay I really doubted this would turn out tasty due to the amount of sugars. It was absolutely great and I've been looking for a really good bbq meat flavor for a long time. Accidentally left them in the fridge for two days so rinsed them off before cooking the rib tips for 2 hrs at 250 in my toaster oven tightly wrapped in foil. The only way it could have been better I'm sure is if I had SMOKED paprika as the recipe asks. I added some Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar bbq sauce at the last minute and that just enhanced the flavor but the rib tips were absolutely great with just the rub. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2017
We smoked a slab of baby back ribs using this rub and it was fantastic. The only minor change i made was that I only used a half tablespoon of the cayenne pepper because I was concerned it might be a bit too spicy. I think next time I will go ahead and use the entire amount because it wasn't overwhelming. I also followed the poster's suggestion of smoking then wrapping the ribs in foil with butter and honey and was extremely impressed by how good they were. Great recipe; loved it!! Thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2019
A well balanced sweet heat rub. Maybe a bit to much sugar as it blackened the ribs a bit more than I prefer. Will use again but with some modifications. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2020
Easy, fragrant, and delicious!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2020
I used Hot Hungarian Paprika instead of Smoked Paprika and Kosher Salt instead of table salt. Smoked with Apple wood for 2 hours, wrapped for 1 hour (a little butter & honey added). Tender, moist and delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2017
Put it on ribs for the family. Great stuff. Only will reduce cayenne pepper by half. Left a little to much bite for the wife and kids. Great mixture. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2019
Lately I ve been doing lots of ribs and trying different recipes. And this one was probably one of our least favorites after it cooks. The rub taste awesome before you cook them. But after you cook them there just isn t much there. Think that has to do with the amount of sugar in this recipe so it either burns or just melts off. Find a recipe with a bit more salt and a little less sugar is what I m finding out. Maybe it turned out like this because I used an electric smoker and just put it on the rack. I just couldn t give up that smoke flavor to do it like it said on here and I m more of a dry rib guy. Read More