1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon Chili powder
1 Tablespoon Garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
*you may not need all of this rub for one rack. I cooked two racks and had rub left over. You will need leftover rub if you plan to use the BBQ sauce for basting. I still have some left. I stored it in a mason jar in a cool dry place for next time.
Place all ingredients into a bowl or pint mason jar and mix well. Rub onto your pork or beef ribs, both sides. Take care to remove the membrane from the rib rack on the back first. Grill ribs on a hot gas or charcoal grill about 7 minutes each side. Remove to a pan and wrap in foil. Cook in oven at 225 to 250 degrees about 3 to 4 hours till meat is tender.
BBQ Sauce for basting
1 cup Cattelman's bbq sauce, or your favorite
2 Tablespoons rub mix
1 to 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
Mix well and baste before wrapping your ribs in foil and again when they are done.