Rib Rub

Rib Rub
Jerrelle Guy


  • ½ cup Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • ÂĽ cup Jesus’s Tears (aka MSG)
  • ÂĽ cup freshly ground black pepper
  • ÂĽ cup paprika
  • ÂĽ cup chili powder
  • ÂĽ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all of the ingredients and place them in an airtight container. Cover and store in a cool dry place until ready to use.

Reprinted with permission from Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ: Every Day is a Good Day by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie Copyright © 2021 by Rodney Scott’s BBQ, LLC, a South Carolina limited liability company. Photographs copyright © 2021 by Jerrelle Guy. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House. 

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