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.

See Popular Rib Dry Rubs Recipes

Southern-Style Pig Rub


A classic pork rub that is perfect for smoked pork roasts and is especially good for pulled pork.

Southwestern Herb-Salt Blend


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

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.

All-Purpose Rib Rub

Midwest Living

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.

Zippy BBQ Ribs

Midwest Living

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

Smoked Ribs with Dry Rub

Tyler Florence

Asian-Glazed Braised Short Ribs

Fine Cooking Magazine

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!

Pork Ribs With Sweet Pepper Dry Rub


Do yourself a favor and make these bone-sucking ribs tonight!

Total: 2 hrs 30 mins

Santa Fe Nights Rub


A wonderful blend of three different chilies combined with an earthy cumin and sweet dark sugar make this a delicious rub for beef and pork.

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.

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.

Pull-Apart Ribs

Family Circle

Texas Pork Ribs


Mmmm, they are out of this world. That cayenne and black pepper -- it gives it a lot of kick! I think you're gonna love it!

Total: 3 hrs

Caribbean Riblets

Better Homes and Gardens

BBQ Pork Ribs

Ladies' Home Journal

For a zesty kick to your barbecue ribs, add a dash of hot pepper sauce.

Total: 2 hrs
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