How to Make Alton Brown's Who Loves Ya Baby Back Ribs
On Good Eats, Alton Brown's Who Loves Ya Baby-Back recipe for ribs starts with a flavorful dry rub of brown sugar, chili powder and other spices.
Basic Pork Rub
If you're new to low and slow barbecue, I suggest starting off with this rub. It has all the key ingredients for a perfectly flavored pulled pork. It's also great on ribs. This recipe makes enough rub for 1 pork roast or 2 large racks of ribs.
Kansas City Rub for Pork
Kansas City is known for its fantastic barbecued ribs. This rub is about as traditional as you can get. Apply this to pork ribs, cook low and slow, and slather with a sweet barbecue sauce. Your taste buds will thank you! This recipe makes enough for 3-4 slabs of ribs or 1-2 pork roasts, so adjust ingredients accordingly to suit your needs. You can kick up the heat with a little extra Cayenne.Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
Memphis Style Rib Rub
Memphis is known for its "dry" ribs. "Dry" ribs start out with a rub and then are smoked low and slow. No sauce. Just ribs, herbs and spices. This savory rub begins with a generous amount of paprika and extends from there with the addition of earthy ingredients like chili powder, a little cumin and coriander. While this rub is perfect for ribs, you can use it on other types of meats as well. So, give this one a try next time you fire up the grill or smoker.