Derrick's Hot Rib Rub

Chili Powder
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 8 servings

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/240 mL ​chili powder (hot)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL pepper (fresh, ground)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL 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: