Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub

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.

Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub

This 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 has the perfect blend of sweet and savory, and the best part is that most of these spices are already in your pantry.

Rib Rub

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 tub 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 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 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 rub to BBQ sauces, traditional marinades, or injection marinades.
-Season grilled vegetables or add a little to your next potato salad.

Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub

Pitmaster BBQ Rib Rub

Flavor your pork ribs like a pitmaster with this flavorful BBQ rub. This recipe makes enough for 2-3 slabs of ribs, depending on size. Make up a huge batch, and store it in the cupboard for future cooking. Before using the rub, I recommend either applying a thin layer of mustard or margarine on your ribs first. As always, keep a good barbecue spritz of 2 parts apple juice and 1 part cider vinegar on hand to spray on during the second half of cook time.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: BBQ pitmaster rib rub, competition bbq rub, pitmaster bbq rub, pitmaster pork rib rub, pork rib rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 147kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.33cup | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4751mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1798IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 2mg

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