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Ricks Easy Dry Rub for Ribs

Whether you are barbecuing pork ribs, or beef ribs, Rick's hassle-free dry rub is absolutely delicious, and you can adjust it to make it your own secret recipe!

NOTE: This recipe works for any beef or pork you wish to barbecue. However, it was made for the "low and slow" method of barbecue!

Mix together thoroughly the following:

  • 4 tblsp paprika
  • 2 tblsp Turbinado Sugar (or light Muscavado, for our British cousins)
  • 2 tblsp ground pepper (fresh peppercorns recently ground, if you can)
  • 1 tblsp kosher salt (coarse cooking salt)
  • 1 tblsp celery salt
  • 1 tblsp garlic powder (not garlic salt)
  • 1 tblsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (add more if you like it spicier)
  • 1 tsp MSG (this is a great flavor enhancer, and significantly decreases the need for more salt)

Apply liberally to both sides, barbecue, receive accolades.

This is enough for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pound rack of pork spareribs, and can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.

If you would like to know more about rubs, or for more "tried 'n true" rub recipe winners, go to our Dry Rub Recipes page.

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