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A small jar filled with sweet rib rub. There's a spoonful off to the side.

Homemade Dry Rub for Ribs

Fire up the grill and liven the flavors of your meal with this sweet rib rub! It's great for pork or chicken, the brown sugar caramelizes and flavors the meat. The smokey paprika and chili powder and spices enhance the grilled flavors!
Course Salad Dressings and Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword Sweet BBQ Rub
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 39kcal
Author Deb Clark


  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  • Combine all of the ingredients and mix together well.
  • Store in in the pantry or spice cabinet.
  • Sealed well in a screw top jar it will keep up to a year


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 2328mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg