Basic Pork Rub

Basic Pork Rub
Claire Cohen
  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup/240 mL (4 portions)
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This classic pork rub is perfect for smoked pork roasts. It's a particular favorite for pulled pork, however, this basic rub recipe can be used for ribs and chops too.

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup/80 mL paprika
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL salt
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne pepper

How to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients. Work half of the mixture into meat 12 to 24 hours before cooking.
  2. Apply ​remaining rub before smoking. Makes enough for about 5 to 6 pounds of meat.
  3. Store in airtight glass jar in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month after preparation. Make sure no moisture gets into the rub before storing.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 91
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3,562 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)