Rub for Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

A complex mix of spices form an outstanding rub to use on slow smoked ribs or other meats.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 16 servings
Makes: 2 cups

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  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons celery salt

  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt

  • 4 teaspoons paprika

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder

  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic

  • 2 teaspoons chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until homogenous. Transfer to an airtight container and use as needed.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
56 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1524mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 57mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)