Basic Rib Rub

July 24, 2013

Everyone should try their hand at making homemade rub at least once – you can’t beat the freshness, and you can really customize based on your own tastes! NoExcusesBBQ comes up with a rib rub so tasty, it can go anywhere!


Yeah, I know it is called Rib Rub, but this stuff is good in so many other things. Use it in sauces, beans, or with other meats. It is especially good on grilled chicken breasts.

  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup dark red chili powder
  • 1/3 cup garlic
  • 1/3 cup cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons salt


Mix it all up in a large bowl with a whisk to break up all the brown sugar chunks and thoroughly blend all the ingredients. Don’t mix up the chili powder and the cayenne, as you’ll end up with a fiery batch of rub (I speak from experience) that a normal human won’t be able to handle. This mixture can be stored in an airtight container for quite some time; we have trouble keeping it around, but I think I had a batch that lasted 3 months once and didn’t lose any flavor.




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