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Memphis Dry Rub

Rated as 4.89 out of 5 Stars

"This is a wonderful and spicy rub that goes great on beef or pork ribs! Put it on ribs lightly to get a nice kick and put it on heavy to get a bold hot dish!"
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10 m servings 25
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 1/2 cups)


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  1. Combine brown sugar, white sugar, paprika, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 25 calories; 0.3 5.9 0.4 0 877 Full nutrition

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I have made this rub many times now. I made a few changes. I reduced cayenne pepper to 1 tsp as I don't like too much heat. I reduced salt to 1 tbsp because I also use a bbq sauce to finish at t...

My family loves this rub on pork or chicken. It can get a bit spicy. Use only half of the cayenne pepper. Looks dry on the outside but seals the flavors and juices into the meat. Excellent rub.

Used the rub on Beef Chuck Roast. The flavor was very good but a little more heat than my family likes. A little less chili powder to bring down the heat.

Have used it twice and the ribs come out tender and tasty. Finish them with a favorite barbecue sauce and 15 minutes under the broiler.

the perfect all purpose dry rub!

It’s wonderful! Everyone lives it on chicken.

Added 1/2 tsp dried ground Tabasco pepper

Great easy recipe used dried onion flakes instead of onion powder and reduced the cayenne pepper to cut the heat for the kids but overall very happy with recipe

Loved it! I also added about 1/4 C. ground coffee & made a rub for ribs!