In a previous post, we provided a recipe for BBQ Ribs – Memphis style.  Here is an awesome rub to complement that recipe for Memphis style ribs…


  • 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt, such as kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Mix together all of the ingredients in an airtight container and store at
room temperature. The rub will keep for several months.

Yield: about 1 cup, enough for 8 pounds of Memphis-Style Ribs.


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