Best Odds Rib Rub

Beef Ribs And Dry Rub
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  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1 1/4 cup (serves 12)
Ratings (30)

This rub is your "best odds" to smoking a great set of ribs. This savory rub will add a lot of flavor without detracting from the natural taste of the meat.

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup/80 mL paprika
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL dry mustard
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL ground basil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL red pepper (1 tablespoon/15 mL if you want it hot)

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container. The mixture will last up to 6 months stored in a cool, dry place.

2. When applying to ribs, coat heavily and massage into the meat. If you want to make a sweet rub, add 2 tablespoons/30 mL of brown sugar.

3. Apply rub evenly over ribs. The general rule is what sticks is the perfect amount.

Use this rub for:

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 16
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 629 mg
Carbohydrates 3 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)