If you are looking for the Best Pork Rub, this is the one to make. This dry rub is made with simple pantry ingredients and is easy to make.

Pork Rub Seasoning in a glass mason jar
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We love to add a Homemade Seasoning Blend to our Grilled Chicken Recipes, Steak Recipes and Pork Recipes. It adds flavor to the grilled meats and they are made with ingredients you already have on hand.

Making seasoning at home taste better than packet dry rubs and they are easy to make. Give you grilled pork the ultimate flavor, and make this homemade dry rub recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

This pork rub recipe is a must to have on hand to use with different cuts of meat. The mixture combines easily in a bowl, it is easy to store and can be made ahead of time.

Give your different cuts of pork the best flavor with the dry rub spice blend recipe. The spices combines the delicious sweetness and savory flavors.

Ingredients 

Pork Rub ingredients - brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, thyme leaves, onion powder, salt, pepper
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika 
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Thyme Leaves
  • Onion Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper

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Variations Ideas

  • Pork Dishes – Feel free to use this pork dry rub with different cuts of pork. Choose from pork shoulder, pork butt, pork tenderloin, or ribs.
  • Spice Blend – Making the spice blend at home, means you can adjust the seasoning to what you prefer. Here are some delicious additions to this dry rub recipe. Add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, oregano or mustard powder.

Step by Step Instructions 

  • Step 1 – Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Adding the seasoning to a bowl
  • Step 2 – Rub approximately 1 tablespoon of the rub generously over pork chops or a pork roast.  Let them marinate in the rub for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Placing the seasoning on the pork chops
  • Step 3 – Then you can grill, bake or air fry the pork as preferred.

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Spice Blend – Combine the spice blend together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Adding to meat – When adding the spice blend to the pork chops, we recommend adding it to both sides for the best flavor. It is best to dry the pork chops with paper towels for the best flavor.
  • Cooking Pork – This spice blend can be used if you are smoking the pork, grilling, baking or air frying the pork chops.
Seasoning blend in a jar

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Should you Marinate with a Dry Rub

Feel free to cook the meat right after putting the dry rub on. But we do recommend allowing the marinate with the dry rub for at least an hour or up to 12 hours.

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.  Make sure to discard any of the rub that might have come into contact with any of the raw pork 

How many Pork Chops does this Season

This recipe makes enough to season 4 large pork chops or a large pork roast. 

Grilled Pork Chops on a plate with a side of mashed potatoes

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If you are looking for the Best Pork Rub, this is the one to make. This dry rub is made with simple pantry ingredients and is easy to make.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Marinade & Seasonings
Calories 25

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Rub approximately 1 tablespoon of the rub generously over pork chops or a pork roast.  Let them marinate in the rub for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Then you can grill, bake or air fry the pork as preferred.

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. 
Make sure to discard any of the rub that might have come into contact with any of the raw pork 
This recipe makes enough to season 4 large pork chops or a large pork roast.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 25kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 1g, Fat 0.3g, Saturated Fat 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g, Sodium 616mg, Potassium 75mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 695IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 15mg, Iron 1mg

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