3 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons dry mustard
3 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons msg (substitute: 2 tsp salt or salt alternative)
Obtain a medium-sized bowl, a pair of scissors, an empty spice jar with a shaker top and a plastic bag with a zip-seal top.
Measure 3 tablespoons of garlic powder, 3 tablespoons of dry mustard and 3 tablespoons of onion powder. Pour each seasoning into the mixing bowl.
Add 1 tablespoon of salt, black pepper and paprika to the bowl. Opt for fresh ground medium-sized pepper if possible.
Add 2 teaspoons of Cayenne pepper and MSG to the bowl. Individuals who are sensitive to MSG can leave off this ingredient, but should substitute an additional 2 teaspoons of salt or salt alternative.
Stir seasonings gently with a spoon.
Pour all seasonings from the bowl into a zip-top plastic bag, then seal.
Shake the bag vigorously until the seasonings are well blended. The final mix should feature an orange hue.
Cut a diagonal hole on a bottom corner of the bag.
Place the bag inside the seasoning jar and allow the seasoning rub to move from the plastic bag to the jar.
Seal the jar and the seasoning mix is ready to place on ribs.