BBQ Rub & Ribs

Makes About 1 Quart of Rub


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweet Hungarian paprika
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ¾ cup chile powder (8 tbsp)
  • 4 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp celery seed
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard, ground
  • 3 tbsp cumin, ground
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper


  • ribs of choice, as many as you want!
  • 1 cup yellow mustard


Mix Rub Ingredients

  1. Mix all ingredients together until well blended
  2. Will keep in a Mason jar.  Poke holes in the top to make a shaker

Prepare Ribs

  1. Apply enough rub & yellow mustard liberally to cover both sides of the ribs
  2. Smoke at 200º for 2 hours on the bottom rack of a grill, lid closed
  3. Next, preheat oven to 250º
  4. Wrap ribs in 2 layers of foil and add chunks of apples marinated in apple cider vinegar.  Poor juices from he marinade over the ribs
  5. Roast for 2½-3 hours in the oven
  6. Remove from oven.  Ribs are done when they start to separate from the bone
  7. Remove apples and drain vinegar
  8. Remove ribs from foil and place on sheet pan
  9. Paint ribs with BBQ Sauce on both sides and place ribs on the grill on medium-high flame, meat side down
  10. Grill for 10 minutes each side, brush with more sauce and serve