Air Fryer Dry Rub Ribs

Air Fryer Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

Air fryer dry rub ribs are made in one pan and come out tender, juicy, and full of flavor! The best part is they’re easy to make (and clean up!). Air Fryer Dry Rub Ribs can be served as an appetizer or main dish.

Prep Time10 Min
Cook Time20 Min
Calories201 Kcal


Rub Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, (more if you like spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke, (this stuff is fantastic on ribs!)
  • 1 rack baby back ribs


  1. In a small bowl, mix your spices, liquid smoke, and olive oil.
  2. Rub it all over the ribs.
  3. Place your ribs into the air fryer. The good thing about cooking ribs in your air fryer is that they can be cut to fit into your air fryer.
  4. Set the temperature to 400 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, use a meat thermometer to check and make sure the ribs are fully cooked.
  5. If not, add a few minutes until the internal temperature shows that the ribs are cooked.
  6. Plate, serve and enjoy!
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