5 from 6 votes
Sweet & Smoky Dry Rub for Ribs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 5 mins

This Sweet & Smoky Dry Rub for Ribs is going to be a new BBQ, grilling, wood smoker or even oven baked ribs favourite! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 3 racks of ribs
Calories: 105 kcal
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp flaked sea salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes ( optional)
  • 2 (3 lb) slabs your favourite ribs
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees or prepare your BBQ/Smoker for your own preference. 

  2. Whisk together the dry rub ingredients. 

  3. Use 1/3 of the mixture on each slab of ribs that you have. Each slab should be approximately 3 lbs ( see the ones in our photos for size reference.) Place any remaining rub in a sealed container for later.;

  4. Place the ribs on a lightly oiled baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the oven for at least 2 1/2 hours, until the meat is pulling off of the bone. Cook in the smoker or the BBQ according to your favourite methods, usually around 250 ° for 4-5 hours until the meat is falling off the bone! 

Recipe Notes

PLEASE NOTE that the calories are calculated on the SPICE only and doesn't include any ribs that you are using! 

Nutrition Facts
Sweet & Smoky Dry Rub for Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 4705mg196%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3090IU62%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.