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BBQ Beef Ribs Dry Rub Recipe

Dad’s Famous Dry Rub Pork Ribs

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THE BEST DRY RUB RECIPE FOR PORK RIBS ON THE BBQ! You need this recipe to make the tastiest ribs. It is a secret family recipe and my dad let me release it to all of you. 

  • Total Time: 4 hrs 10 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


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Dry Rub:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup finely ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery powder

Pork Ribs

  • 1 rack of pork baby back ribs
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for basting


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together. Remove the silver skin (tough membrane) from the back of the ribs and pat them dry. Cover the ribs in a thin layer of Dijon mustard then sprinkle the rub generously over both sides of the ribs (about 2 tablespoons per side). 
  2. Prepare your smoker and add the ribs. Smoke the ribs for 3 about hours at 225F and baste every 30 minutes with a brushing of oil.
  3. Then, wrap ribs tightly in tinfoil and continue baking at 225F in the oven for one hour and a half to tenderize. Add a light coat of your favorite BBQ sauce (if desired) and serve. Enjoy!
  • Author: Elena Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hrs
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American