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Jan 4, 2005 05:50 PM

Dry rub for Baby Back Ribs.

  • k

Anyone have an interesting rub for ribs? I have been doing variations from The BBQ Bible for awhile and would like something a little different.....I do like them hot though..

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  1. My guess is that you are asking about homemade rib rubs. However, I love the Bronzeville Rib Rub from the Spice House, a shop in Chicago and Milwaukee that also ships around the world. I've included a link below.


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    1. re: DL
      King of Northern Blvd.

      Sorry, I was asking for home made versions but thanks for the tip...I'll try anything...

      1. re: King of Northern Blvd.

        I found a grat rub for smoking a turkey using google - also has some good recipes as well - the link is below -


    2. c

      You may want to cut down the salt and sugar on this, and if you want heat add more chile powder. But this is a good starting point for rub.


      1. Here is a good Cajun rub:

        4 tablespoons salt (noniodized)
        3 tablespoons granulated garlic
        3 tablespoons ground black pepper
        1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper
        1 tablespoon Spanish paprika

        Mix ingredients with a large tablespoon. Crush all lumps. Store in a closed glass container under cool, dry, dark conditions. Makes 3/8 cup.

        Apply 1-1/2 tablespoons of rub per pound of pork roast, then "rub" in. Let pork stand at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate up to 72 hours, then smoke-cook or grill.


        1. I make a dry paste out of achiote, minced or dried habanero, coarse salt, coarse pepper....adding just enough orange juice to rub onto the ribs. You can add garlic, too, if you wish. Don't wrap in foil.

          1. This is the dry rub I've put together for my tastes after trying various recipes (I really like ancho chiles). It is especially good on pork and chicken, and I use it on grilled pork ribs or shoulder and "beer can" chicken with good results. I have to admit that I don't think it is as good for beef.

            I toast and grind the chiles and other spices myself (using a coffee grinder) for the best flavor. Stores well in a jar for a few months.

            ½ cup good quality Hungarian sweet paprika
            ½ cup ancho chile powder
            3 TBL ground hot chile like cayenne, chile de arbol or chipotle
            3 TBL garlic powder
            1/3 cup Kosher salt
            4 TBL ground cumin
            ¼ cup freshly ground black pepper
            1 TBL ground coriander seed
            2 TBL dried oregano
            1 ½ TBL dried thyme
            ½ cup brown sugar