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Brian's Legendary BBQ Rub with Pork Ribs Recipe with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

Heat the grill! You’ll love this easy rub made with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, which can be used on pork ribs or any meat you choose. These pork ribs with rub have 4% fewer calories* and 83% less sugar* than the regular sugar-sweetened version. Makes 8 servings.

Serving size

4 oz. of meat and 15g of rub


430 Calories


  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sea salt

  • 1 12 tsp (22.5 mL) black pepper

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) chili powder

  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) paprika

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cayenne

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) ground cumin

  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) onion powder

  • 2 racks (about 2 lbs each) pork back ribs


  • 1.

    Mix seasonings together. Rub mixture generously on all sides of ribs.

  • 2.

    Heat gas* or charcoal grill for indirect cooking. For two-burner gas grill, heat one burner to medium; place pork meaty side up, on unheated side. For one-burner gas grill, place pork, meaty side up, on grill over low heat. For charcoal grill, move medium coals to edge of firebox; place pork, meaty side up, on grill rack over drip pan.

  • 3.

    Cover grill; cook 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until tender and no longer pink next to bones.

  • 4.

    Cut each pork rack into 4 serving pieces.

  • 5.

    *Ribs can also be baked in the oven. Heat oven to 325°F (173°D). Bake for 1 hour, 40 minutes or until ribs are tender and no longer pink next to bones. Makes enough to coat about 4 lbs. meat and can be used on other meats.

*This rub with pork ribs has 430 calories and 1 gram of sugar per serving compared to regular sugar-sweetened version which has 450 calories and 6 grams of sugar.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 430
Total Fat 33g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 130mg
Sodium 930mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Erythritol 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 30% DV
Vitamin C 6% DV
Calcium 8% DV
Iron 15% DV