Quick and easy rib rub recipe is the only one you’ll need. This Dry Rub for Ribs is made with pantry staples and is so good you’ll want to keep a shaker bottle hand for more than just ribs. You can put this delicious dry rub on Chicken, Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes, Pork Should and more!
Dry Rub for Ribs
Rubs for pork, chicken, seafood and beef – do you usually purchase them at the store or make your own? Did you know how easy they are to make? Plus they taste 100 times better than store bought! And you totally know what is in the rubs when you make them yourself!
Why not make your own dry rub? I’ve always made my own rubs for a couple of reasons. Like I’d mentioned above, they taste better than store bought – without all of the preservatives, they just have better flavor.
AND well, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper too!
Rib Rub Recipe
One of the keys to making our amazing rib recipe is the fact that there’s so much flavor from this rib rub.
It totally makes a difference!
What can I store dry rub in?
- Decorative jars are super fun, especially if you’re going to give this as a gift during the holidays or a hostess gift – even a teacher’s gift. Because this rub tastes great no matter what it seasons!
- Tupperware works well too.
- Small mason jars are my favorite choice! I always them on hand and they seal well with a screw top lid.
Grocery List for Rib Rub Recipe
- Brown sugar
- Smoked paprika
- Black pepper
- Chili powder
- Dry mustard
How long does dry rub for ribs last?
Well sealed this will last about two weeks. If you want to keep it longer, pop it in the freezer!
I’ll be honest, making ribs was a bit intimidating for me, but after we found an easy method that we perfected they weren’t anymore.
I remember the first time we made them with this rib rub. I had my parents over to “taste test” this recipe.
After gobbling them up with us they decided we had ruined them from ever trying to order ribs at a restaurant again because they would never measure up to ours.
If that isn’t a success I don’t know what is!
How do you make Rib Rub?
- Mix together in a small container, it’s that simple!
- Store in an airtight container
How do you apply a rub to meat?
Use one hand to apply the rub, and the other hand to rub the seasoning to the ribs. Generously apply to both sides of the meat and rub it in well. You’ll want to make sure the entire slab of ribs is covered in the dry rub.
How long should you leave a rub on meat?
The easy answer is the longer the better. For best results, apply the rub and leave it overnight. This allows the flavors to really infuse into the meat.
More great dry rubs and seasonings to try!
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Dry Rub for Ribs
- 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 Tbsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp chile powder
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- Mix together in a small container. Rub into pork rubs. For best results, allow ribs to marinate overnight.
- Prepare ribs as desired.
- You can store this in an airtight container for up to two weeks.