Kansas City Rib Rub

Kansas city rub
Claire Cohen
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 1/8 cups (serves 12)
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In Kansas City, they know BBQ ribs. This is the barbecue pork rib rub recipe for traditional Kansas City-Style Ribs. Finish these ribs off with a good barbecue sauce and you'll have a fantastic meal. This rub is so good that you will want to keep a shaker bottle handy for more than just ribs: chicken, pork chops, even sweet potatoes, the possibilities are endless!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL paprika
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cayenne

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients together and transfer to an airtight container. This rub may be stored up to six months in a cool, dark place.
  2. Apply rub evenly over ribs. The rack of ribs should be dry to the touch, so pat it dry with paper towels before sprinkling with the rub mixture. The general rule with rubs is what sticks to the meat is the perfect amount.

Use this rub for:

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 48
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 605 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 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.)