Memphis Rib Rub Recipe For Perfect Pork Ribs

Memphis is known for great ribs. This Memphis rib rub recipe will have you making some of the best ribs around.

If you're not familiar with Memphis style ribs, you need to understand that they are usually eaten without sauce. That means that the flavor comes from the dry rub that seasons them and the hickory smoke that kisses them as they cook.

Memphis Rib Rub Ingredients

Here's what you'll need...

  • One quarter cup brown sugar
  • Three tablespoons paprika
  • Two tablespoons black pepper
  • One tablespoon celery salt
  • One tablespoon onion powder
  • Two teaspoons garlic powder
  • Two teaspoons mustard powder
  • One teaspoon ground cumin
  • One teaspoon ground cayenne

Mix the seasonings together well. This recipe will make enough Memphis dry rub for two trimmed sparerib slabs. Smoke the ribs with hickory at 225F until the meat is just tender enough to pull away from the bone.