Derrick's Hot Rib Rub

Chili Powder
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
63 Calories
2g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2841mg 124%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 383mg 8%
*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 is a very simple rub, but it's hot. Try using medium or mild chili powder to tone it down a little. This barbecue rub is a great way to add flavor and some heat to pork ribs.


  • 1 cup hot chili powder 

  • 1/4 cup garlic salt

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

  2. Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool and dark place. Can be stored for up to 6 months after preparation.

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

Use this rub for: