Memphis Rub

Memphis Rub


"This zesty rub will bring out the best in ribs and other meats. Try it on chicken!"


10 m servings 62 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 12g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1786 mg
  • 71%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small airtight container, mix paprika, dark brown sugar, white sugar, salt, monosodium glutamate, celery salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, garlic powder and onion powder. Seal and store in a cool dark place until ready for use.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 116 Ratings


Three stars as written. I'm lucky enough to enjoy real Memphis rub (in Memphis!) about 3-4 times a year and, looking over the ingredients, I knew instantly this needed some tweaking. It just did...

WOW! I am so glad I tried this recipe. Typically when BBQing, I use a sauce but find that the sauce burns easily. I saw a program on Food Network that talked about using rubs on meat when BBQ...

I am from Memphis and I see many recipes claiming to be a "Memphis Rub". This is the real deal. Perfection!

I guess since I just made my second batch yesterday it's time for a review! This rub is fantastic. So far I've used it on grilled chicken breast, beef tenderloin, hamburgers, pork tenderloin, an...

I omitted MSG (gives me migraines) and added meat tenderizer. The ribs were tender and everyone liked them!

What a awesome rub! You're right it's great on a roasting chicken. I rub it on in the AM and cook it for dinner. The flavors sink into the meat and it always comes out juicy :o)

Excellente! If you live in a town where specialty rubs are not plentiful, try this...even if you do have rub availability. I rubbed my pork and wrapped it in wax paper, ziplocked it and kept i...

I was just going to search for "rib rub" or similar, until my husband mentioned the best ribs he ever had were in Memphis, so I searched for "Memphis Rub" instead. I'm so glad only one recipe ca...

Being a Memphis girl- I have to say this is almost as good as my Dad's secret rub! Or Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous' seasoning ( for that matter!! Love this as it reminds me...