A very popular technique in the BBQ community is to rub your ribs in mustard before applying your rub. It is said to help the rub adhere to the meat. This may be a turn off for some folks, the thought of ribs marinating in mustard may not sound the most pleasant. However, if you ever have the chance to try this method you’ll be surprised to find out it does nothing to the end taste of the ribs.
At Saddleback we do not rub in mustard before putting down our rub. We’ve found the rub sticks just fine to the meat without any mustard.
We’d love to hear from you if you are pro mustard, what are the advantages you’ve found?