What Is a Good Dry Rub Recipe for Baby Back Ribs?

To make good dry rub recipe for baby back ribs, the Food Network's Memphis Dry-Rubbed Back Ribs, combine 3/4 cup of sugar in the raw, 1/2 cup of salt, 1/4 cup of paprika, 2 tablespoons of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon each of granulated garlic and onion powder. Then, whisk in 1 teaspoon each of dry mustard and ground coriander, 1 tablespoon each of ground cumin and chili power, and 1/2 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and ground allspice.

Rub the mixture onto 2 2.25-pound slabs of pork loin baby back ribs, and chill them for four hours. Grill the ribs at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour, and then cook them for another 30 minutes on each side. Wrap the ribs in aluminum foil, and grill them for another 45 minutes before adding more of the rub mixture and grilling them for five minutes on each side at 400 F.

Make another good dry rub recipe by combining 1 tablespoon of paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons each of dark brown sugar and finely grated orange zest, 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt and 3/4 teaspoon of ground cumin in a bowl and adding in 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Rub the mixture over 4 pounds of baby back ribs, and chill them wrapped in plastic for at least two hours. Grill the ribs at medium heat, turning often, for 40 to 45 minutes.