Ray’s Supersweet Rib Rub

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Ray’s Supersweet Rib Rub
Rib rub
Leigh Beish

Rib rub

This rub is extra-sweet and goes really well with ribs and other cuts of pork. It is a good choice if you like to serve your ribs dry. The sweetness will have the guests thinking you used barbecue sauce. This one isn’t recommended for hot grilling because all that sugar makes it burn pretty easily. I like to mix it in the food processor for a finer grind, but if you like it coarse just mix it in a bowl.

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4
Servings
236
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar in the Raw
  • 1/2 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup kosher salt
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon dried grated orange peel
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground chipotle or cayenne

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor with a metal blade. Process for 5 seconds, until the lumps are gone. The rub may be stored in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 6 months. 

Rib Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Rib Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
2%
Sugar
52g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
58g
19%
Vitamin A
93µg
10%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.7%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
9µg
11%
Calcium
72mg
7%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
4µg
1%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
22mg
5%
Monounsaturated
0.4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.2%
Phosphorus
37mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
227mg
6%
Sodium
189mg
8%
Sugars, added
52g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
2.9%

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