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Bastey Boys Rib Rub

Bastey Boys Rib Rub
7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

Use coarser ingredients to make a rub for pork shoulder or Boston butt.


  • 6 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container, away from heat and light.
Updated Saturday, June 1st, 2002

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6 Responses to Bastey Boys Rib Rub

  1. William Tweedy July 24, 2002 at 10:30 pm #

    You will not be sorry trying this rub.
    It gives those country style ribs a nice spicy flavor.This recipe makes a large amount. I keep it in a large shaker and keep it refrigerated.

  2. Paula Janowski August 16, 2002 at 11:34 pm #

    This rub is great!

  3. Richard Needham April 12, 2004 at 12:41 am #

    Excellent! I just changed the recipe to 2 tsp. of cayenne … needed more heat!

  4. Dave Eichler November 17, 2004 at 11:48 am #

    This is, by far, the best rub recipe I have ever tried. Everyone who tried my ribs with this recipe raved about the flavor. In the past I have spent $7 – $10 for premade rubs. None of them compare to this!

  5. Anonymous August 17, 2006 at 6:32 pm #

    I am so glad you had this recipe on your web site. I lost it and I thought is was gone forever. This is the best barbecue recipe I ever tasted–it is far better than any of the others I have tried in the Carolinas.

  6. Anonymous January 22, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    Rub the night before, then wrap. Heat grill on high, wrap in foil, fat side down for 15 minutes, turn down low for about an hour … you cannot go wrong!

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