A good rib recipe? (dry rub kind)

It’s BBQ season up here, finally! I’d like to make a big ol’ slab of ribs (pork) but lack a good dry rub recipe. I used to have a fabulous one, but an in-law “borrowed” it and it hasn’t been seen in years (grrrrrr…)
I can’t stand gloppy sauces on ribs and would like to have a nice, flavourful, smoky plate of ribs.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

I’ve used this with GREAT success on slow-grilled spare ribs in a smoky grill, and on pork tenderloin too. I leave out the sage, though.
From Aidells & Kelly; THE COMPLETE MEAT COOKBOOK, Houghton Mifflin, 1998:

Spice Rub for Pork or Beef (makes about 1 cup, enough for 2-4 slabs of ribs)

2 tblsp paprika
2 tblsp chile powder
1-2 tsp cayenne (optional)
2 tblsp granulated garlic
2 tblsp dark brown sugar
1 tblsp ground cumin
1 tblsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground sage
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup salt
1 tblsp freshly ground black pepper

Let the meat marinate in the rub for 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the fridge.

Thanks, Ike! Those were some mighty fine ribs, I must say. Although the SNOW falling on the barbeque left a little to be desired in terms of BBQ’n weather!:frowning:

If you do a search on the username Zenster, he finally revealed his dry-rub recipe in appreciation for some nice things people on the board did for him.

Zensters recipie for cooking ribs should be used as well.
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?postid=750221#post750221

Here the link for the dry rub
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=88571&highlight=zenster