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Best Dry Rub for Ribs

This dry rub for ribs will amplify the flavor on any rack of ribs you cook. I've packed classic BBQ flavors into my rib rub recipe so you get finger-licking results!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dry Rub for Ribs, Rib Rub
Servings: 10 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Make the rub. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork to crush any clumps of sugar or seasonings.
  • Use or store. Store in an airtight container for up to a month.



Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg