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Brian's Legendary BBQ Rub with Pork Ribs Recipe

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)


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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