Go Back
+ servings
Rib rub recipe in a bowl with a spoon

The Best Rib Rub Recipe with Brown Sugar

Our flavor-packed Rib Rub Recipe is a mix of sweet, spicy, and earth flavors for the perfect balance you want in a dry rub for ribs!
Course Spice mix
Cuisine American
Keyword baby back rib rub, best rib rub, dry rub for ribs, pork rib rub, rib rub recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 809kcal
Author Isabel Laessig



  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons creole seasoning
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt preferably Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder


  • Add packed brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, Creole seasoning, black pepper, paprika, sea salt, cumin, chili powder, and mustard powder to a bowl.
    Adding cumin to a bowl with other spices
  • Mix ingredients together until fully combined.
    Mixing dry rib rub in a bowl



Makes a little over 1 cup.


Calories: 809kcal | Carbohydrates: 200g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4745mg | Potassium: 1057mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 163g | Vitamin A: 8444IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 7mg