This rub is my personal recipe, settled on after lots of experimenting. It's great on ribs, brisket, and pork butt. Quick and easy from ingredients everyone usually has. This recipe makes enough for 2 to 3 full racks of baby back ribs, depending on how liberally you coat them. For those that are new to barbecuing/smoking, 'rub' is a misnomer, as you're really just coating the meat and not actually rubbing it in. Generally, I'll rinse and pat dry the meat I'm prepping then apply a thin coat of yellow mustard so that the rub sticks.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk white sugar, paprika, kosher salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

16 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 3.6g; fat 0.2g; sodium 483.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2016
This rub was excellent on our pork side ribs. I omitted the cayenne as my family doesn't enjoy heat as much as I do. Instead of applying yellow mustard to the ribs as the creator suggested we used maple syrup. OUTSTANDING! Will be serving this to guests for sure! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2016
This rub was excellent on our pork side ribs. I omitted the cayenne as my family doesn't enjoy heat as much as I do. Instead of applying yellow mustard to the ribs as the creator suggested we used maple syrup. OUTSTANDING! Will be serving this to guests for sure! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2016
good base for BBQ too. adds just the right flavors to bring out the meat Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2018
worked out fantastic on a 10lb boston butt roast! Can be used for a bbq roast a simple cuban roast or even for pork tacos! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2018
Great seasoning rub will revise after Birthdays this month. Made 3 batches for Brisket Baby Back and will try on Beef Back Ribs....... my Beef Back are usually just Salt Pepper Paprika and melted unsalted butter. Just a pinky test I know this rub is going to compliment my Smokin Cookin"! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2020
Used on the pork spare ribs and beef short ribs. When I was mixing it up, I was not sure about the cumin being overwhelming. It was not. It was an awesome rub and made enough that I may use it multiple times. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2020
This was excellent on chicken tenders. Just the right amount of everything!! Read More
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