Tennessee Rib Rub


  • 2 Tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • Ad
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard


In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients. Use immediately, or store in a tightly covered container for up to 2 months. Rub onto the meat; let stand 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate up to 2 hours before grilling. Makes about 1/2 cup.

This is a versatile, moderately hot rub that you can heat up by increasing the chili powder or pepper, or by brushing on spicy barbecue sauce near the end of the cooking time. Don't be a snob about garlic and onion powder: They're just right in a rub.

To turn the rub into a paste for ribs, moisten it with just a little Worcestershire sauce; to make a paste to go on low-fat fish, pork or chicken breasts, use a tablespoon or two of olive oil.

Source: Family Fun (Eatwell)

By LRP from LWL, MA


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
Homemade Herb and Spice Blends
Dry Rub Recipes
Next >︎
Food and Recipes Recipes Meats RibsMay 30, 2008
Prime rib with spinach.
Prime Rib Recipes
Girl in a red coat giving to the Salvation Army.
Tennessee Christmas Charities
Fog Rolling Through the Smokey Mountains
Tennessee Frugal Travel Information and Photos
Prime Rib
Cutting and Freezing Prime Rib
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 19, 2016 at 3:09:49 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!