Rub a dub-dub, it's time for barbecue season to get underway! Today's recipe is everything you need to take your barbecue experience to the next level. It's a do-it-yourself dry rub to massage into your favorite slab of ribs (beef or pork) before cooking them low and slow until they fall off the bone. And like any die-hard barbecue fan will tell you, there's no need for sauce if you've got a good rub on your ribs. This is just such a rub; and chances are, you've got all of the ingredients in the cupboard. BBQ Rib Rub
1/3 cup paprika 3 tablespoons ground mustard 3 tablespoons onion powder 3 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons basil 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon salt pepper 1-2 teaspoons red pepper (adjust to your heat level) 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Directions Combine all ingredients together and massage a thick layer into meat before cooking.
HINT: Depending on how much you barbecue, feel free to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and then store it for use all season long.
HINT: In a cute jar with label, this rub also makes a great party favor for guests at your summer barbecue!