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Rib Seasoning

This recipe is from Ollie Gates, owner of Gates Bar-B-Q in Kansas City. The rib seasoning is a dry rub that should be applied 15 minutes before grilling.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground celery


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients. Store in a tightly sealed jar.

Reviews (3)

  • daybreakfive 27 Aug, 2009

    My family loves this rub, we use it on chicken, ribs, porkchops, and we add baked brown beans, delicious. I have used this recipe since seeing it in TV. What a find! I have been recently diagnose with high blood pressure so I donn n n n n n t ass as much salt as I used to, sometimes I add a little garlic powder but that is the only addition I have made over the may years of making this rub. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you

  • webbmt 5 Jan, 2009

    I have to agree with the previous comment. My husband and I use this rub on just about every kind of red meat you can think of and some!

  • grr1123 3 Aug, 2008

    This is the best rub for meats that I have ever found. I lost the recipe when my computer was shocked by lightening and I thought I could never get it back. Now I have found it and printed it out, I hope I never lose it again. Try it, you will enjoy on all types of meats.

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