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Ribs Dry Rub Guide

Ribs Dry Rub is a fantastic way to flavour a rack of ribs which are very easy to cook at home in your oven.

When making this dry rub it is important to get the balance of sweetness with the rest of the other spices used. The other spices used are smoked paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper. These are then blended with some other seasonings which you will find in my recipe further down in this article.

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Ribs Dry Rub Cooking Tips

When applying the dry rub to the ribs it is important to give them a generous amount of the seasoning mix and give it a good rub into the ribs. This really helps to get all the flavour into the meat.

Cooking the ribs with this dry rub is very simple. I like to wrap them in foil and cook them in the oven. You can also cook them in a slow cooker if you prefer. Another good tip, if you like a bit of crispiness to the ribs once cooked, you can grill them for a few minutes or put them on the BBQ.

In the recipe below I will be cooking the ribs wrapped in foil in the oven. A good tip here is to add a tablespoon of water to each parcel. This helps to keep the ribs nice and moist throughout the cooking. I like to serve this dish with french fries and /or with a fresh salad.

Baked Ribs with Dry Rub Seasoning


Serves 4 people


3 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon chilli powder

4 tablespoons water

2 racks of pork ribs - fat trimmed


Take the ribs and cut each into 2 sections.

Get a medium to large mixing bowl and add all the spices and seasonings together. Use a whisk to give them a good mix together, making sure they are all thoroughly blended.

Now take the ribs and apply a generous covering of the dry rub, massaging it into the ribs. Once this is done wrap the ribs in cling film and put them into the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Pre heat the oven to 320°F or 160°C

Remove the ribs from the refrigerator. Wrap each section in foil adding a table spoon of water to each parcel.

Place the parcels onto a baking sheet and put on the middle shelf of the oven for 2 hours.

Once cooked remove the parcels from the oven and open carefully to release the steam slowly.

You are now ready to serve the ribs or crisp them on the grill if you prefer.