World’s Best BBQ Rub for Pork Ribs

Having a great BBQ rub in your cupboard is an absolute essential for top notch BBQ cooking.  This recipe is specifically tailored to provide the best BBQ rub for pork ribs and other pork cuts.  It can also be used with other red meats, and even chicken, with great results!

Fortunately, making your own BBQ rub is simple and takes 5 minutes maximum.  Make it in bulk, store it in a dry container (we use Ziploc bags for everything), and it will keep indefinitely.

Our (humble) view is that with this simple mix, we’ve nailed the Best BBQ Rub in the World, specifically for pork ribs and other pork cuts!


Simply mix the following in a large bowl:

  • 1 cup brown sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons of each of the following:
    • chilli powder;
    • salt;
    • black pepper;
    • paprika;
    • mustard powder;
    • cayenne pepper; and
    • garlic granules.

… and that’s it!

World's Best BBQ Rub for Pork Ribs

 Easy to buy, easy to make, easy to store.  Make it in bulk and use again and again!

How to Use

To use on your pork or ribs, first simply rub a layer of Dijon mustard into the meat (this helps the BBQ Rub stick, and doesn’t leave a strong taste after the meat is cooked), then sprinkle this BBQ Rub over the meat generously, and rub in!

Both sides covered in Dijon mustard, BBQ Rub ready to be applied…

Pork Ribs coated in World's Best BBQ Rub

BBQ Rub applied, ready to cook!