rib rub???

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by dewberry, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. dewberry

    dewberry Fire Starter

    does anyone konw of a good rib rub?
    i am looking for something sweet, maybe with brown sugar???
  2. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    Sorry dude, I can't use the search function for some reason. I don't use brown sugar in the rub because it tends to burn easily. It's better to slather a little BBQ sauce on them at the end. Other than that, just use a little of each of your favorite seasonings.

  3. mnola917

    mnola917 Smoke Blower

    Heres a personal favorite:

    3/8 cup Paprika
    3 TBSP Brown Sugar
    3/8 Cup Dry Mustard Powder
    1 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder
    1 1/2 TSP Celery Seed
    1 1/2 TSP Sea Salt or Non-Iodized Salt
    1 1/2 TSP Ground Thyme
    1 1/2 TSP Ground Marjoram
    1 1/2 TSP Coriander
    3/4 TSP Cayenne
    2 Cups Cane Sugar, or Granulated Sugar
    1/2 Cup Seasoned Salt
    1 TSP Ground Allspice
    1/2 TSP Ground Ginger
    1/4 TSP Ground Cloves

    It makes about 3.5 cups. If you want a spicy variation (which I highly recommend) you can add:

    2 TBSP Black Pepper
    1 TBSP Cayenne
    1 TBSP Dried Jalapeno Powder

    ******* Its not good on the grill though, only in the smoker or else the sugars are going to burn.
  4. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jeff's rub is a highly recommended rub. You can't go wrong with it, and it helps support the site. I don't like using sauce on my ribs much at all. Rather a good rub "makes its own sauce".

  5. mikey

    mikey Smoking Fanatic

    For a stock out of the box sweet rub, you might want to give Adkins Western Style Barbecue Seasoning a try. It's pretty sweet tasting. It was given to me to try from a friend in Dallas, Tx. www.adkinsbbq.com My personal favorites are Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning or Zatarain's Creole Seasoning. As a side note, you can sweeten up the Creole Seasoning with a spritz of apple juice before foiling.
  6. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's mine! Hope you try and like it!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!



    2 tablespoons salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons ground cumin
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
    1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    1 tablespoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground allspice
    ¼ cup paprika
  7. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Try using turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar. It doesnt burn as easily.
  8. Which (in case anyone doesn't know) is "Sugar in the Raw" or any other type of Hawaiian, unbleached sugar.
  9. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We like Curious Aardvark's rub with cherry smoke.
  10. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Justin, was actually looking at rub recipes and wondered what turbinado was.
  11. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    >>>a good rub "makes its own sauce".<<<

    amen to that!
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Meowy's got the rub, too.

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