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Chris's Rib Rub


"This is my own recipe. I like experimenting with different ingredients, so this is what i came up with. Its excellent on ribs, but can be used on brisket or pulled pork as well. Enjoy!"
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10 m servings 65 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 rack spare ribs)

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  1. Combine brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, ginger, and celery seed in a large bowl; mix with your hands to break up and chunks of brown sugar.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This recipe is for one rack of spare pork ribs.
  • After prepping ribs (removing membrane on back of ribs and washing) pat your rack of ribs dry with napkins. Spread the rub all over the ribs, front and back. Let sit a couple hours (optional) in fridge or just wrap in aluminum foil and set in the bbq pit. Smoke for about 5 to 6 hours. The ribs will come out tender and juicy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 65 calories; 1.1 g fat; 14.4 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 748 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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great rub! thank you

Super easy to make. My pork spare rubs tasted great. Wasn’t sure why onion powder was listed twice so I only added 1 tablespoon.

This is an awesome rub! Coat your ribs a couple of hours ahead of time, wrap in tinfoil, wait... start an indirect charcoal grill, place foil wrapped ribs off to the side of the heat and cook fo...