Homemade Rib Rub from Fresh Garden Peppers – Recipe

Homemade Rib Rub from Fresh Garden Peppers – Recipe

Use your dehydrator to make your own homemade rib rub recipe using fresh peppers, or use your favorite chili powders. I made this blend from peppers grown in my own garden. It's the only way to make the most unique blends around.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dehydrator, seasonings, spices
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Dehydrating Time 8 hours
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 170 kcal


  • 4 ounces arroz con pollo peppers or 1 ounce dried
  • 8 ounces aji cito peppers or 2 ounces dried
  • 6 ounces Hawaiian hot peppers or 1.5 ounces dried
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic you can make garlic powder from garden grown garlic as well
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Wash and slice the peppers into ¼ inch slices. Lay them out onto dehydrator trays and dry for 8-10 hours at 125 degrees F, or until they are completely dried through. They should crack when you bend them.
  2. Blend the peppers in a spice grinder or food processor until they are as smooth as possible. Sift out the larger chunks and process those until you’ve broken down the pods as much as possible.
  3. Combine the chili powder with the garlic, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Use as you would any chili rub or seasoning blend.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 quarter cup or so.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Rib Rub from Fresh Garden Peppers – Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Potassium 963mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 21g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 270.3%
Vitamin C 19.4%
Calcium 2.3%
Iron 17.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.