Memphis Rib Rub with Paprika and Cayenne Pepper Recipe

memphis rub for ribs
Spareribs, Memphis Rub For Ribs. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 1 1/4 Cups of rub
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This mixture makes an excellent rub for ribs, or use it on grilled country style ribs or chops.

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What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons​ chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons paprika

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Rub seasoning using 1-2 tablespoons per slab of ribs. I use more because I like them hot.
  3. Put on a grill in single layer away from direct heat source. Cook slowly for 1 1/2 to 2 hours on low heat.
  4. After cooking I wrap the ribs in foil and let them rest for 30 min. This makes for very tender ribs.

Makes about 1 1/4 cups.