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Monday, September 2, 2013

Kansas City Rib Rub - Pinterest Challenge

First you need to make the rub. It's easy.  If you have the ingredients.  I was out of paprika AND onion powder, so a trip to the store was needed.  I bought lots of paprika.  Enough to make this recipe 3-5 more times! (the original recipe can be found here)

Kansas City Rib Rub
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt (original recipe called for 1 tablespoon, next time I'll try it with just 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Makes about a cup. Store leftovers in an airtight container.  We used about 1/2 a batch for three racks of pork ribs.

Step 1. Make rub.
Step 2. Apply rub to ribs (this was done by my oh-so-able assistant, Rebekah).  Let them sit and marinate a bit.  We left ours out on the counter for about 30 minutes.
Step 3. Sear on the grill.  About 5 minutes (or less) per side)
Step 4. Cook in oven (covered well with foil) at '325 for about 1 1/2 hours...or until meat is tender.
Step 5. Serve 'em up!
Step 6. (This is the best part!) EAT!!!
We paired ours with grilled corn on the cob and watermelon.
Finger licken' good.


  1. I'm definitely making these! Thanks Deb!

  2. Just a note about the salt - we decreased it for Nathan's sake - and it was fine, but if you aren't worried about sodium intake, feel free to add the full amount.