Rib Dry Rubs

A ribs dry rub can be as simple as paprika and brown sugar or a funky mix of dried herbs and spices. These easy recipes make a ribs dry rub that can be slathered on everything from pork ribs to baby back ribs to spare ribs.

California Baby Back Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

The pineapple rum and molasses give these juicy baby backs a distinctive Caribbean touch--perfect for summer entertaining.

All-Purpose Rib Rub

Midwest Living

Zippy BBQ Ribs

Midwest Living

The spices and sweet apple juice in the barbecue sauce give these grilled pork ribs their robust flavor.

Sugar-and-Spice Pork Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Hickory salt and wood chips flavor these delicious pork ribs. They'll be a hit at your cookout!

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Dry rubs are sensational on pork ribs, especially when the ribs are cooked slowly to soak up loads of smoky flavor.

Southwestern Herb-Salt Blend

Parents

Make this chili pepper blend and give as a gift to friends who like a little spice in their meals.

Spicy Barbecue Rub

Better Homes and Gardens

Make this meat rub recipe to keep on hand for summer cookouts, or mix up a batch to share as hostess gifts. Use only fresh spices in the mix; spices lose flavor after about 1 year.

Pull-Apart Ribs

Family Circle

Caribbean Riblets

Better Homes and Gardens

Backyard Barbecue Ribs with Dr. Pepper Barbecue Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

The first act - a spicy, smoky-flavored rub - sets the stage for the second - the sticky soda-base sauce that follows. Together, this combo creates pork ribs perfection. Look for molasses powder - a unique product made from dehydrated blackstrap molasses - at spice shops or online.

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