Dry-Rubbed Ribs


  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup paprika (sweet or hot)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground mace
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup cracked black peppercorns


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all dry ingredients to create the rub.
  2. Use your hands to rub the dry mixture onto both sides of ribs, covering evenly.
  3. Place ribs on a baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or overnight) to let the flavors marinate into the meat.
  4. Preheat grill or oven to 350 degrees F and cook ribs for about 45 minutes, or until cooked through and tender. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. Enjoy!