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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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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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  • Combine brown sugar, white sugar, paprika, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

25 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 5.9g 2% DV; fat 0.3g; cholesterolmg; sodium 876.8mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2017
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 the end. I also added a bit of cumin just because. I marinate ribs overnight with the rub, applied freely. I fully cook the ribs slowly in the oven (I have a steam/convection combination). At the end, I remove ribs and brush on bbq sauce and put back in oven on high heat for just 10 minutes, or throw on grill. I have been told these are the best ribs someone has ever tasted, including restaurants. Thank you for this recipe. I made it my own, but I started with this. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2017
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 the end. I also added a bit of cumin just because. I marinate ribs overnight with the rub, applied freely. I fully cook the ribs slowly in the oven (I have a steam/convection combination). At the end, I remove ribs and brush on bbq sauce and put back in oven on high heat for just 10 minutes, or throw on grill. I have been told these are the best ribs someone has ever tasted, including restaurants. Thank you for this recipe. I made it my own, but I started with this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2018
the perfect all purpose dry rub! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2017
Loved it! I also added about 1/4 C. ground coffee & made a rub for ribs! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2020
Just spectacular!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2019
Love this rub. My go to now. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2019
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2017
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2020
Very good dry rub, sweet and spicy! I rubbed ribs, refrigerated for 18 hours, slow cooked 225° for 6 hours....due to the low temp, the brown sugar didn’t fully crystallize, so they turned out with a little crunch and very sweet bite to start. Finer ground brown sugar would fix that! The recipe is enough for at least two full racks, maybe three, so save the extra in a container. Read More