Best Odds Rib Rub

Beef Ribs And Dry Rub
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
16 Calories
1g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 16
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 1g
Calcium 30mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients.

  2. Store in an airtight container.

  3. The mixture will last up to 6 months stored in a cool, dry place.

  4. 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.

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

Use this rub for: