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The Best Dry Rub Recipe

This is the best dry rub recipe – perfect for ribs, brisket or steak! It’s a must make for all of your favorite cuts of meat.

The Best Dry Rub Recipe

This dry rub recipe is a perfect blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors. Featuring paprika, brown sugar, garlic, and cumin, it’s the ultimate seasoning for all your meats.

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This spice blend makes for the best ribs – spare ribs, pork ribs, baby back ribs, you name it – every rib recipe needs this rib rub! The best way to prepare racks of ribs is first by coating them in this dry rub recipe.

The Best Dry Rub Recipe

The Best Dry Rub Recipe:

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Supplies:

The Best Dry Rub Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Whatever you do, don’t change up the ingredients. I usually like to encourage experimenting with recipes but trust me, this one is too good to mess with!

The Best Dry Rub Recipe Ingredients

Directions:

1. In a mixing bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.

Tip: a fork may be used to break up any large clumps.

2. Use the mixture to coat your favorite rack of ribs or cut of meat.

This recipe makes enough rub for two racks of ribs.

The Best Dry Rub Recipe Process

This is the secret ingredient in our baby back rib recipe – the dry spice rub is the best part and creates a flavor profile that is to die for! It gives the baby backs the perfect balance of aromatic spices and sweet flavors with a little kick.

The Best Dry Rub Process
The Best Dry Rub Process
The Best Dry Rub Process

How to use this dry rub:

  • Prepare the ribs by trimming off the thin membrane from the back of the ribs.
  • Pat dry with paper towel.
  • Dry rub ribs with the spice mixture, be sure to coat both sides.
  • Place ribs on a grill grate to smoke or barbecue.
  • Use your favorite BBQ sauce to coat the ribs.
  • Cook until bone tender!
The Best Smoked Ribs Recipe

Be sure to check out our delicious baby back ribs recipe that seriously makes the best smoked ribs that you have ever had!

We also love to use this rub on our smoked brisket, this homemade dry rub is good on everything. Paired with our homemade barbecue sauce for basting and white sauce for dipping, your mind is sure to be blown!

Making your own dry rub is sure to garner rave reviews from friends and family! A good dry rub is the key to making the most amazing ribs and smoked meat.

The Best Dry Rub Recipe

How to store dry rub:

Store this dry rub in an airtight container in the pantry at room temperature until you’re ready to use it. This recipe makes enough rub for two racks of ribs so you may want to double or triple it!

The Best Dry Rub Recipe
The Best Dry Rub Recipe

Be sure to check out these 20+ Best Smoker Recipes on a Pellet Grill too!

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The Best Dry Rub Recipe

The Best Dry Rub Recipe

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is the best dry rub recipe - perfect for ribs, brisket or steak! It's a must make for all of your favorite cuts of meat.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

1. In a mixing bowl, stir together all of the ingredients.

2. Use the mixture to coat your favorite rack of ribs or cut of meat.

Notes

A fork may be used to break up any large clumps of sugar or spice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 19Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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