Memphis Rib Rub

Memphis Rib Rub

The Spruce / Claire Cohen

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
29 Calories
1g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 29
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4296mg 187%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 173mg 4%
*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.)

In Memphis, ribs are traditionally served up dry. This doesn't mean that the meat is tough and dried out, there just isn't a barbecue sauce. This traditional Memphis barbecue rub recipe is the base of a great rack of pork ribs. You can adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup paprika

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cayenne

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix ingredients together. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months after preparation.

  2. Spread evenly on prepared ribs that have been patted dry and let sit until the rub appears moist.

Use this rub for: