Large End Ribs With Spice Rub

Yield: 2 servings
Calories: 375
Theme: Dinner

A new study shows that adding a blend of spices to a high-fat meal may help slow fat absorption, so slather these ribs with Dr. Oz's favorite spice rub. 


  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dry hot mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 rack of large end beef ribs


1. In a small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, oregano, mustard powder, cloves and pepper. Mix well. Stir in the oil to make a crumbly paste.


2. Wipe the ribs with a damp paper towel and rub in the spice paste thoroughly. Wrap the ribs in foil to form a tight package or two–depending on the size of your baking pan–and refrigerate for about 2 hours (up to 12 hours).


3. Remove the rib packages from the refrigerator and let sit on the counter at room temperature for about 1 hour.


4. Preheat the oven to 270 degrees and cook the ribs for about 4 hours.


5. Before serving, unwrap them and broil for 4 to 5 minutes.