Impress your guests with the incredible flavor of this Pitmaster BBQ Rib rub. It’s not just for ribs! You can also use it to season pork steaks, pulled pork, and chicken. Let this dry rub take your flavor game to the next level.
Our Pitmaster dry rib rub is one of the best ways to take your barbecue game to new heights. It boasts a medley of flavors striking a perfect balance of sweet and savory notes. This rib rub is guaranteed to impress, and the best part is that most of these spices are already in your pantry.
- Brown Sugar
- Paprika (not smoked)
- Chili powder (American-style)
- Onion powder
- Kosher Salt
- Black pepper
- Granulated garlic (sub with garlic powder)
- Dry mustard
How to make it
- Place all the dry rub ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together to break apart the brown sugar and mustard powder.
- Place the ingredients in a food processor or spice grinder for a finer blend. Process it to the desired consistency.
- Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to one year.
BBQ Rib Rub Basics
- True barbecue relies on a few key steps. The most important factor is building flavor. This process starts with a rack of good-quality pork ribs.
- Next is the rib rub used to season the meat, followed by low and slow cooking.
- And finally, the application of a good homemade barbecue sauce. This whole process contains one flavorful building block on top of another.
- Note: It is important to pick the right combination of herbs and spices from the get-go, and this Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub is a great place to start.
How to a rib rub:
- This rub makes enough for 2-3 racks of spare ribs.
- Remove membrane from the the bone-side of the ribs.
- Blot excess moisture with paper towels.
- Combine Pitmaster rub ingredients and transfer to a large spice shaker for easy application.
- Apply a thin coating of yellow or Dijon mustard to meat side, then apply the BBQ rub on both sides. If you do not have mustard on hand, a little oil, hot sauce, or margarine will work.
- You can add 1-2 tablespoons of this dry rub to BBQ sauces, traditional marinades, or injection marinades.
- Season grilled vegetables or add a little to your next potato salad or favorite party dip.
Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika not smoked
- 2 tablespoons chili powder mild
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- Combine all listed ingredients in a bowl, and use right away on pork ribs, or store BBQ rub in a lidded jar in the cupboard for later use.