Essential Dry Rub for Ribs

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Vseward Chef-V

It is so easy to throw these spices together, store in a tight fitting shaker lid, and refrigerate. Rub this Dry Rub on pork baby back ribs and marinate over night. Many raves!!!!!

Top Review by Loretta M.

I tried this dry rub today (7/12/2009) on some ribs. Putting the ingredients together, no problem. I had most of the ingredients on hand. Put the dry rub on my ribs & cooked away! Sat down to dinner, and bit into some of the worst tasting ribs I have ever eaten in my life! The dry rub was extremely salty, salty, salty! And I used only half the amount of salt the recipe called for! Beware! Do not, I plead, do not use this dry rub recipe! I actually threw the ribs out & we settled for sandwiches. I beg of you, do not use this recipe! Learn from my mistake! I repeat, do not use this will regret it! This recipe doesn't deserve even one star!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker jar with lid.
  2. Apply dry rub liberally to rinsed and dried baby back ribs (membrane removed of course) covering completely.
  3. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Reserve any left over for up to 3 months in a sealed container.
  5. For that real “wood cooked” barbecue flavor we recommend plank cooking the ribs.
  6. Soak a cedar plank in water for at least 30 minutes; place on the grill over low or indirect heat.
  7. Cook the ribs slow and low until they are tender.

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