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spring hill ranch's pork rib rub

Recipe by
Wiley P
Sierra Vista, AZ

Among other things, Kansas City is renowned for its regional style of barbecue. Arguably the best pork ribs in town will be found at the wonderful Q-joint named Oklahoma Joe's. We've tried hundreds of combinations and frankly think you'll find it difficult to differentiate between the rub they use on their ribs and this one. Now it's up to you to cook these puppies right! This recipe makes enough for 2 racks of spare ribs or 3 of baby back ribs. It can also be divided or multiplied with no adjustments.

yield 1 cup(s)
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For spring hill ranch's pork rib rub

  • 1/4 c
    granulated white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    packed brown sugar (dark brown is best)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin seed (freshly ground is best)
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked Spanish paprika
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
    mustard powder
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 tsp
    table salt

How To Make spring hill ranch's pork rib rub

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, whisk all the ingredients together.
  • 2
    Apply liberally to both sides of your pork ribs, pressing gently to make sure it adheres well. The ribs can be barbecued right away. It's even better if you use it as a dry marinade by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerating them 12-18 hours.
  • 3
    Rub may be made ahead of time. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for 6 months...maybe more.