rib rub seasoning with rack of ribs

Robert's Rib Rub Seasoning

My family's favorite dry rib rub seasoning is loaded with umami and a burst of heat. Make a big batch to season your racks of ribs and other meats!
Author Robert Head


  • 26 ounces (1 box) table salt
  • 4 ounces mild paprika
  • 4 ounces black pepper ground
  • 4 ounces Ac'cent seasoning
  • 2 ounces red pepper (cayenne) ground


  • Mix all ingredients together thoroughly and store in an airtight container.
  • Before you apply rib rub, pat the meat dry and apply a dark brown sugar coating.


This recipe makes a lot of dry rib rub. You could easily season 12 racks of ribs or more with this amount. While my dad sometimes quadrupled this recipe and kept the seasoning in a five-gallon paint bucket, you'll have fresher rib rub when it's made in smaller batches. 
This rib rub can get pretty spicy on some bites. Adjust the cayenne down if you prefer less heat; however, don't completely omit it. You'll want at least a little!