Memphis Rib Rub

There was a time when I purchased many of the rubs I used for cooking, specially when it came to smoking pork butt or ribs. Now, I just use this simple but very tasty version of a Memphis rib rub based on a recipe from Myron Mixon.

Memphis Rib RubA little sweet, and a little heat (add more cayenne if you like) makes this Memphis rib rub perfect. It made my St. Louis-style ribs (and tips) something great. This recipe makes a nice big batch. Just store any extra in an air-tight container out of the light and away from heat.

I keep my homemade spice mixes in resealable containers. To identify them I write the name of the mix and the date on painter’s blue tape. The tape comes off easily when I’m done with the mix so I can re-use the containers for other things.

Memphis Rib Rub

Course Spice Mixture
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mild chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • Smoked paprika optional, to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients.


Memphis-Style BBQ Hot Dogs

Nothing beats a good ole hot dog off the grill. And there’s no need to just heap on the mustard or relish and call it done. You can throw just about anything that’s in your fridge on a dog (including mayo!). These Memphis-Style BBQ hot dogs have that great down-south flavor from smoky bacon and barbecue sauce, topped with gooey cheese, and kicked up with green onions and jalapeno slices.

Memphis-Style BBQ Hot DogsI used a spicy BBQ sauce (Weber’s Kick’N Spicy) on these Memphis-style BBQ hot dogs. You can go with sweet or smoky, or whatever suits your fancy.

Also try my crazy-good muffuletta dogs.

Memphis-Style BBQ Hot Dogs

Great take on two American classics, BBQ and dogs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 hot dogs
  • 2 slices thin-cut bacon
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 green onion sliced
  • Pickled jalapenos to taste, if desired
  • Sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Wrap the hot dogs in the bacon and grill over medium heat, turning often, until done.
  • Lightly toast the buns.
  • Top the buns with the dogs. Add the BBQ sauce, green onion, jalapenos (if using) and cheese. Enjoy!