Use this simple and easy all-purpose pork dry rub for all of your pork recipes. It’ll give your pork the best flavor! Learn how to make a pork dry rub here.
This is our favorite all-purpose pork dry rub recipe. We use this dry rub on anything pork! This dry rub spice blend does it all! It’s perfect for grilling, frying, searing, baking, or roasting.
Homemade spice blends are easy to make, and you can make a large batch to have handy in your pantry for quick grabbing. Best of all, you can control the ingredients without preservatives and additives. So if you are on a low sodium diet, making your own dry rub is an excellent way to keep your diet in check.
Use this dry rub for all your pork recipes, from pork chops to pulled pork. This dry rub compliments almost any bbq sauce and is great for smoking meat.
Ingredients Needed to Make Pork Dry Rub
All dry rubs are made of sweet, salty, savory, and heat. The following ingredients are needed to make this pork dry rub recipe:
- Sugar: Brown Sugar
- Salt: Kosher Salt
- Savory Herbs & Spices: garlic powder, onion powder
- Heat: Paprika, Black Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper
How To Make All-Purpose Pork Dry Rub
- Gather the Ingredients: It’s a lot easier to gather all the ingredients before you start mixing. This way, everything gets included, and you know ahead of time if you have the herbs and spices you need.
- Measure: Measure the ingredients into separate prep bowls or in separated piles in a bowl or on a plate. If you measure incorrectly, you can fix your mistake easily.
- Mix: Add all spices together in a bowl and combine with a whisk. Add the rub to a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. Shake well before using.
- Rub: Generously pat (rub) the spice mixture over ribs, pork chops, tenderloin, pork shoulder, pork butt, or pork roasts before cooking.
Keep this pork dry rub sealed tightly in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
How to Use Pork Dry Rub
This pork rub is great for anything pork. Here are a few recipes that we’ve used this rub for:
- Cracker Crumb Pork Chops
- BBQ Pork Tenderloin
- Baby Back Ribs
- Pork Loin
- Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs
- Smoked Pork Chops
- Pork Crown Roast
- BBQ Pork Picnic Shoulder
- Pork Belly Burnt Ends
- Altering the ingredients will affect the way this rub tastes. Be careful when adjusting this recipe. Reducing the cayenne pepper is ok if you don’t like spicy food.
- If you are not using this rub on the grill or smoker, substitute smoked paprika for regular paprika for a great smoky flavor.
- Pat your pork with paper towels before applying the pork rub so that it disperses evenly and won’t slide off the meat.
- If using this spice blend from your spice cabinet, give the container good shake to disperse the ingredients well before applying to your pork.
How long do I apply before cooking?
For best results, add the dry rub up to an hour before cooking to boost the flavor of your meat even more. Don’t worry; if you don’t have time to allow the meat to sit with the rub on it, it still tastes great but won’t be as intense.
Yes! This dry rub contains sugar which will burn when used too long over direct high heat. Use Caution; browning happens quickly.
Make this all-purpose pork rub your go-to seasoning for all your pork recipes!
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All-Purpose Pork Dry Rub
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 teaspoon paprika
- 4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- Combine all the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl and stir with a whisk to mix. Rub onto the pork on all sides.