If you’ve never smoked ribs at home before, this is a great starter recipe. Once you master this technique, it can become the foundation to your rib recipe.
This simple BBQ pork rub is used for low and slow smoking. It is perfect for ribs, pork shoulder, pork neck, and other similar cuts.
If you want to grill with it, exclude the sugar, which can burn at high temperatures.
Feel free to add more or less of the spices, depending on the flavors you like. You can also try this rub on different cuts of beef and chicken.
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Store in a clean jar, in a cool, dark place.
Use chili blend powder (to make chili con carne), not straight ground chilies.