The Perfect Pork Rub for Flavorful Meals

Pork rub in a small glass bowl with a spoon.

Are you looking to elevate the flavors of your grilled pork chops, pork tenderloin, or pulled pork? Look no further than this delectable Pork Rub recipe. Versatile and easy to make, this dry rub adds a burst of flavor to your favorite cuts of meat, making it perfect for both casual weeknight meals and special occasions.

Making a Savory Dry Rub

To create the perfect dry rub, you’ll combine a blend of sweet and savory ingredients. In this recipe, brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness, balancing out the savory flavors and helping to create a caramelized crust on grilled meats. Paprika, whether sweet or smoked, imparts a rich, deep flavor that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Ingredients for dry rub.

Adding a Kick of Spice

If you’re a fan of a little heat, feel free to incorporate some chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper into the rub. Just remember, a little goes a long way. Start with a small amount, such as 1/16 to 1/8 teaspoon, and adjust according to your desired level of spiciness. Additionally, this rub includes chili powder, which provides a savory flavor without overwhelming heat.

Easy to Use, Versatile in Flavor

Using this Pork Rub couldn’t be simpler. Begin by patting your meat dry, then generously apply the seasoning mixture to all sides. This recipe yields approximately 5 tablespoons of rub, which is more than enough for 4 large pork chops, a large pork shoulder, or two racks of pork ribs. However, don’t limit yourself to just pork—the flavors of this rub are equally fantastic on chicken, salmon, and steak.

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Pork chops on the grill.

Marinating for Optimal Flavor

For the best results, allow the meat to marinate in the rub for at least one hour, and for maximum flavor infusion, marinate for up to 12 hours. During this time, make sure to store the meat in the refrigerator to ensure freshness and food safety.

Long-lasting Flavor

Concerned about your rub’s shelf life? Fear not. This dry rub will last for quite a while thanks to its spice-based composition. When using fresh spices and seasonings, you can store the pork rub for up to 6 months. Simply keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, such as your kitchen cupboard.

Grilled pork chops seasoned with BBQ rub.

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