Best Odds Rib Rub

Beef Ribs And Dry Rub
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Ratings (31)
  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1 1/4 cup (serves 12)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
16 Calories
1g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
(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. 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: