Memphis Rib Rub

Memphis Style Rib Rub
Regarding BBQ Inc.
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup or 180 mL
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In Memphis, ribs are traditionally served up dry. This doesn't mean that the meat is tough and dried out, there just isn't a barbecue sauce. This traditional Memphis barbecue rub recipe is the base of a great rack of pork ribs. You can adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) paprika
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) cayenne

How to Make It

1. Mix ingredients together. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months after preparation.

2. Spread evenly on prepared ribs that have been patted dry and let sit until the rub appears moist.

Use this rub for: