A blend of paprika, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, cumin, chili powder and brown sugar create a delicious dry rub for beef rib tips. For best results, cooks should mix the spices together, coat the ribs, cover the meat and marinate overnight to bring out the best flavor.
For a quick and easy dry rub that serves four, cooks can combine 1 tablespoon each of brown sugar, paprika and chili powder with a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of garlic powder. Another popular recipe with a sweet and spicy flavor calls for a tablespoon each of brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder and mustard powder, 4 tablespoons of paprika, 2 tablespoons of black pepper and half a teaspoon of oregano.
Recreate the flavor of the award-winning ribs at Central BBQ of Memphis by combining 1 tablespoon each of cumin, paprika, granulated onion, garlic, brown sugar and chili powder with 2 tablespoons of kosher salt, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 teaspoon of white pepper.
A cook should slather the rib tips with a thin layer of olive oil, mustard or honey before seasoning, and plan to use at least 2 tablespoons of dry rub for each pound of meat. For extra tenderness and flavor, cooks can combine 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, and brush the mixture on the rib tips every 45 minutes.