Barbecue Ribs Dry Rub Recipes

  posted by: Rio Dianne



Make the most out of the summer season while the weather is still nice.  What else are you waiting for? Go, break the grill already!  Grilling has been one of the best ways to cook your favorite food – from seafood to baby back ribs and definitely grilling is just so much fun, isn’t it?

Barbecue Ribs Dry Rub Recipes

Okay, that’s why in our post today, we’ll help you come up with really delectable barbecue ribs dry rub recipes.  You can use a variety of marinades –dry, wet, and paste.  However you want it, you just have to mix up the spices and rub them into the bbq ribs a day before grilling them.  And we assure you that your Bar-BQ ribs will immerse in the spices and the flavor overnight and will surely turn into one of your favorite dish.  You can also try this on beef, chicken, and pork.  Oops, you better cook a lot of this because your guest will surely just love these recipes. Let’s get on with them!

Barbecue Ribs Dry Rub Recipes

Below are some of the barbecue dry rubs recipes.  The recipes are sure to bring out the best in your pork ribs or any other meat.

Kansas City Rib Rub

Below is the traditional recipe for Kansas City Rib Rub. Experience a really mouthwatering meal with this rub paired with a good bbq sauce.


  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne

Mix all the ingredients together and transfer into an airtight container and keep it in a dry cool place.

Carolina Rib Rub

Try this classic style Carolina Rib Rub for pork ribs, lamb, or poultry.


  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or a casserole. Mix well and use it as dry rub on your meat.

Memphis Style Rib Rubs

This traditional Memphis style barbecue rib recipe is usually served with no barbecue sauce at all.


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Combine and mix all the ingredients together and keep in an airtight container.

All Purpose Dry Rub

This rub can be used for any kinds of meat that you want to grill.


  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper (freshly ground)
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup salt

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix evenly.

Now, you’re ready to serve any of the barbecue ribs dry rub recipes with your favorite side dishes and food. Dip it with the BBQ sauce or however you like them. Do you find them delightful at all?  Enjoy!


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