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Beef Rib Rub Recipes

beef rib rub


Homemade beef rib rub recipes for every taste including barbecue, Italian, and a spicy Korean rib rub for beef. Try one and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Important Grilling Tips for Rib Rubs for Beef

Beef ribs are tougher than those with pork. So preparing them ahead of time with a marinade or rub, coating with olive oil, and refrigerating 6 - 24 hours before grilling will really help to tenderize the meat. (Take them out of the fridge an hour before grilling to bring everything to room temperature.)

If you don't have time to marinate try this trick: spray beef ribs with some cider vinegar before applying beef rib rub and olive oil. This will tenderize the beef and and open its pores so the spices soak in more thoroughly.

Another option for tenderizing ribs of beef is to brine them first. This is especially important, if you are going to grill them fast rather than "low and slow" or you don't have time to marinate them for an extended period of time. Brining can make the difference between tough and chewy or tender and succulent grilled beef ribs. It's easy to do:

Completely submerge ribs (at least 1 hour per pound) in the following solution:
1 gallon of water
3/4 cup kosher salt (or 1/2 cup table salt)
1/2 cup sugar

After brining your ribs of beef, coat them with one of our homemade rib rubs and some olive or vegetable oil, fire up your grill, and they are ready to go.

Best Homemade Beef Rib Rub Recipes

Country-Style Rib Rub for Beef

Ingredients
(Covers Up to 2 lbs beef ribs)

  • 1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix


  • 1/3 cup salt


  • 1/3 cup garlic powder


  • 1/4 cup dried parsley


  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper


  • For a rub to be good it doesn't have to be complicated. We're keeping things simple here. This flavor combination compliments beef well. See how we used it in this Country-style Beef Short Rib Recipe.


    Barbecue Rib Rub for Beef

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 4 lbs beef ribs)

  • 1/3 cup salt


  • 1/4 cup black pepper


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • 1/3 cup paprika


  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder


  • 2 tablespoons onion powder


  • 1 tablespoon cayenne


  • This rub goes perfectly with our, BBQ Beef Back Ribs Recipe.


    Spicy Asian Rib Rub for Beef

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 2 lbs Beef Ribs)

  • 1/4 cup miso


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • 1/4 cup onion powder


  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  • 1 teaspoon ginger (optional)


  • 1 tablespoon Asian Chili paste (recommend Thai Kitchen)


  • This rub goes perfectly with our Korean Barbecue Beef Ribs.


    Italian Rub for Beef Ribs

    Ingredients
    (Covers Up to 2 lbs Beef Ribs)

  • 1/4 cup garlic powder


  • 1/4 cup salt


  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano


  • 1 tablespoons dried basil


  • 1 tablespoons dried parsley


  • 1/2 tablespoons dried rosemary, crushed


  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper


  • This rub goes well with our Braised Beef Short Ribs Recipe.


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