With this BBQ rib rub you'll soon be firing up the barbecue and grilling your ribs until the caramelized meat falls off the bone. A fairly simple blend of mainly spices and a couple of dried herbs, it only takes minutes to make and will add fab flavour and season beautifully.
Note: I use a few whole spices for this barbecue rub which I then grind. If you don't have them all, just use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities by roughly half. So if it says 2 tablespoons peppercorns, you use 1 tablespoon ground pepper. Reduce any other ingredients you don't have whole by half as well.
What You'll Need: (makes about 10-11 tablespoons)
3 tbsp smoked paprika (or regular)
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp coriander seeds (cilantro)
2 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tsp dried oregano
4 tsp chili powder
4 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store this barbecue rib rub in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
Note: To get more flavours out of the ingredients, dry toasting the peppercorns, coriander and mustard seeds before cooling and grinding may be worth thinking about.
This simple process only takes a few extra minutes and is highly recommended.
Click here for tips on toasting and grinding spices. (Link opens in new window)
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