Flavor your low and slow cooked pork ribs like a pro by using this Pitmaster BBQ rib rub! Simple to make and great for more than just ribs, try this recipe on pulled pork, pork steaks, or poultry.
How to Make Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub
This Pitmaster dry rib rub is one of the best ways to take your barbecue game to the next level. It has all the flavors needed to produce some of the most amazing ribs you’ll ever have. Our Pitmaster BBQ rib rub recipe has the perfect blend of sweet and savory, and the best part is that most of these spices are already in your cupboard.
- Brown Sugar
- Paprika (not smoked)
- Chili powder (American-style)
- Onion powder
- Kosher Salt
- Black pepper
- Granulated garlic (sub with garlic powder)
- Dry mustard
Place all of the dry rub ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together to break apart the brown sugar and mustard powder. If you’d like your BBQ rub to have a finer consistency, place the ingredients into a food processor and pulse 4-5 times. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to one year.
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 choice of 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 right on top of another. It is important to pick the right combination of herbs and spices from the get go, and our Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub is a great place to start.
How to use this rub:
- This rub makes enough for 2-3 racks of spare ribs.
- Remove membrane from the back of ribs.
- Blot racks dry with paper towels.
- Combine Pitmaster rub ingredients and transfer to a large spice shaker for easy application
- Apply a little yellow or Dijon mustard to the meat surface of the ribs, then apply the BBQ rub on both sides. If you do not have mustard on hand, a little oil 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.