You cannot make decent Memphis Style Barbecue without a good Memphis Style Barbecue Rub. By the looks of this rub it has some savory tang to it that will work well on your next adventure with barbecue.
In Memphis the Rub is the most important ingredient aside from the meat. Often ribs are served with only a rub and without sauce. This means that this barbecue rub has to provide all the flavor to make Memphis Style Barbecue. This rub starts with a generous portion of paprika and then builds a slightly spicy but definitely savory profile to help you make the most of your barbecue. This Memphis Rub is particularly good on ribs but can be used on any smoked meats.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes 2 cups
1/2 cup paprika
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup mild chili powder (use medium or hot to kick up the heat)