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your best homemade rub for pork?

Hungry CelesteHungry Celeste Posts: 530
edited 3:09AM in EggHead Forum
Woke up this cold (55.5 degrees!) morning with an envie for ribs (in other words, a craving). But I don't have a good rib rub on hand. Help me out, what's your favorite pork rub? Thanks, y'all.


  • Elder Ward's recipe is great.
  • I just use famous daves I get at the grocery.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,647
    I use Butt Rub
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,746
    if i dont have any dizzy pig i make cats rib recipe, you need juniper berries though. if you dont have any sometimes you can find them in a good pickling spice
  • That's a nice-sounding recipe...will have to look for some juniper berries, posthaste.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    You could always just use the ole standard of equal parts S, P, sugar, paprika......then tweak it by adding garlic powder, chili powder &/or whatever suits your fancy.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,746
    black mustard seeds are hard to find but you can sub in yellow, the dark ones are better though.
  • icemncmthicemncmth Posts: 1,160
    This isn't mine. I had gotten it off another forum and have been using it. Good stuff! I tweak it some.


    8 Parts - Paprika
    3 Parts - Salt (kosher)
    3 Parts - Sugar (Turbinado or Sugar in the Raw)
    2 Parts - Cumin
    2 Parts - Garlic Powder
    2 Parts - Onion Powder
    2 Parts (Re-Ground before mix) - Celery Seed
    1 Part - Chili Powder
    1 Part - Oregano
    1 Part - Black Pepper (fresh ground med grind)
    ½ part each of - Mustard - Red Pepper or Cayenne
    ½ part -ground ginger
  • This is what I like.

    2 tablespoons salt (Kosher)
    2 tablespoons sugar (Raw)
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    2 tablespoons cumin
    2 tablespoons black pepper, freshly cracked
    1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
    4 tablespoons paprika (Hungarian)
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,838
    Here is my "average rub":

    In teaspoons:

    19 brown sugar
    15 sweet paprika
    9 Kosher salt
    8 black pepper, freshly ground
    5 garlic granules
    4 chili powder blend
    3 onion powder
    1 cayenne pepper

    Quite savory, with a bit of heat in the background.
  • I have the black mustard (used in Indian cooking), but don't have the juniper on hand. Which reminds me: I need to make a Penzey's order before the holiday mail slowdown.
  • Cold??!!??
    55 is T-shirt weather. We'll be in the single digits this evening....
    Here are two that I like to use on ribs.....Along with a mop that complments well too.


    North Portage Smoke-Shack

    1-1/2 t. paprika

    1-1/2 t. chili powder

    1/4 t. cumin

    1/4 t. cyanine

    1 t. onion powder

    1 t. garlic powder

    1 t. salt

    1/2 t. fresh ground pepper

    2 t. brown sugar


    North Portage Smoke-Shack

    From JB

    2 t. sweet paprika

    1 t. ground cumin

    1 t. brown sugar

    1/2 t. salt

    3/4 t. oregano

    1/4 t. cayenne pepper


    1 C. tomato sauce

    1/4 C. cider vinegar

    2 T. brown sugar

    1 T. olive oil

    2 t. Worcestershire

    1 t. dry mustard

    1 t. crushed garlic

    12 oz. dark, robust beer

    Combine all the ingredients and reduce to a thick sauce. Cool before using
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