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St. Louis Style Rub

Elevate your St. Louis-style ribs to new heights with this exceptional rub recipe. Bursting with a harmonious blend of sweet, smoky, and savoury flavours, this rub will take your ribs to the next level of deliciousness. The combination of brown sugar, along with aromatic spices like smoked paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and more, creates a tantalising crust that enhances the natural juiciness of the ribs. Get ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey as you prepare and apply this sensational St. Louis-style rub to your ribs, setting the stage for an unforgettable barbecue experience.


Makes: 2-4 Pork rib’s worth of rub


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper (adjust for desired heat level)


Step 1: Mix ingredients

Mix all ingredients together

Step 2: Rub or store

This is quite large amount of rub, so if you’re rubbing over a few ribs, or simply store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.