Brian's Legendary BBQ Rub with Pork Ribs Recipe

Brian's Legendary BBQ Rub with Pork Ribs on a serving dish

Heat the grill! You’ll love this easy rub made with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend, which can be used on pork ribs or any meat you choose. These pork ribs with rub have 71% less sugar* per serving than the regular sugar-sweetened version.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 120 minutes

Serving size: 4 oz. of meat and 10-12g of rub (126g)

Calories: 360 Calories


  • 1 Tbsp sea salt

  • 1 ½ tsp black pepper

  • 2 Tbsp Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 2 Tbsp chili powder

  • 2 Tbsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cayenne

  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin

  • 1 Tbsp 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 a two-burner gas grill, heat one burner to medium; place pork meaty side up, on unheated side. For a one-burner gas grill, place pork, meaty side up, on grill over low heat. For a 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. Minimum internal temperature of 145° F.

  • 4.

    Cut each pork rack into 4 serving pieces.

  • 5.

    Store leftovers in refrigerator.

*This rub with pork ribs has 360 calories and 2 gram of sugar per serving compared to regular sugar-sweetened version which has 380 calories and 7 grams of sugar per serving.

**Ribs can also be baked in the oven. Heat oven to 325°. 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. Minimum internal temperature of 145° F.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 1040mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 2g
Erythritol 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin D 6% DV
Calcium 6% DV
Iron 15% DV
Potassium 8% DV
Brian's Legendary BBQ Rub with Pork Ribs is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finger Lickin' Delicious! I love the fact that you get the same delicious taste of BBQ ribs without all of the unhealthy sugar! Truvia is a truly wonderful in this and all of my favorite recipes!
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yum, enough said i was pleasantly surprised how delicious this recipe was using truvia. it is a true substitute for regular sugar but is also good for diabetic recipes.
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New way to do away with hidden sugar n course meal. Love bar-b-que and this fits the bill. Looking forward to a long bar-b-que season and this rub can be used for other recipes, I'm sure.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff! My family loves BBQ ribs so I gave this a shot. It was a hit with no leftovers to be had! I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of a kind! I couldn't believe how fun and easy these are to make! And don't even get me started on how tasty the outcome is! YUMMY!
Date published: 2016-02-20
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