Best BBQ Rib Rub Recipe
Recipe type: BBQ
Cuisine: BBQ
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Serves: 6
  • Ingredients:
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  1. In a small bowl combine all of the spices and stir or mix with your hands until evenly distributed.
  2. On a large serving platter evenly coat the ribs with the rib rub mixture and cover with plastic wrap. Allow the ribs to sit in the fridge covered for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to infuse into the meat.
  3. When you are ready prepare your smoker with the charcoal, and whatever flavor chips you want to have for the smoking. I soak my chips for at least 1 hour or longer.
  4. I always place a few slices of smoked bacon on top of the ribs to give them extra flavor and it allows the bacon drippings to base the ribs as they cook allowing for a much more moist and juicy rib. Place the ribs in the smoker and allow to cook until they are fork tender or for about 3-4 hours (depending on the weight).
  5. Once cooked you can then coat them with your favorite BBQ sauce or eat them as is. Enjoy my friends and don't forget this tastes great on chicken or poultry. :)
Recipe by Sassy Southern Yankee at