Total Time
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 0 mins

From a BBQ cookbook I bought at a flea market. Dang good rub! I think the author was Alton Brown.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. Place each slab of baby back ribs on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, shiny side down, or plastic wrap.
  3. Sprinkle each side generously with the dry rub.
  4. Pat the dry rub into the meat.
  5. Refrigerate the ribs for a minimum of 1 hour (overnight is much better).
Most Helpful

this IS one of those rubs that gets the lid opened every time i see it. a couple sniffs and oh heaven! making some more beef ribs today :) used this rub on pork ribs and oh so yummy! it smells better than the other rubs ive tried that are somewhat similar. thanks for posting! i keep a huge bottle of it mixed up year round! :) i beleve i used The Rock and Roll BBQ Chef's Jalapeno Dust # 212062 mixed with a little more salt in place of the jalapeno salt called for here.

Chef GreanEyes March 31, 2012

Used this last weekend for a Family BBQ and everyone loved it. I skipped the Jalapeño Salt (didn't have any) and replaced it with a dash of crushed red pepper. I also substituted onion powered with onion salt (ran out). The overall flavor was good. I would recommend using the onion powder over the salt.

Mr Jackson May 19, 2008

You're correct - from Alton Brown's "Who Loves Ya Baby Back" episode

469991 March 24, 2007