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Pork Butt Rub - Need a recipe

Donwon9999Donwon9999 Posts: 25
edited 6:37PM in EggHead Forum
I am cooking several pork butts next week and need a good recipe for a dry rub. No heat as this is for people at work! :laugh:

Measurable quantities would be good as a pinch of this does not work!


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,644
    Butt Rub is real good
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 


    Tried to copy the link and it didn't work. Try this.

    Alex City, Al

    Alexander City,Al
  • I use Elder Wards rub mixed with the "Butt Rub" and get great reviews!

    Link to Elder Wards rub:

    You can't go wrong!
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,833
    If you're going to make your own, the basic rub is just 3 ingredients. 1 C brown sugar, 3/4 C canning salt (not iodized) and 2 Tbl of black pepper.

    From there you can go in any direction you like. Standard additions would be 2 Tbl garlic granules, 1 tsp cayenne (just a touch of heat), 2 tsp dry mustard, 2 tsp sweet paprika, etc. etc. If I'm making my own, I often add ground allspice, cumin, cinnamon, lemon grass powder, and ginger. I mix it with a little butter, spread it on toast, and see how I like it.

    Or, use the base, and add a couple Tbl of prepared chili powder mix (I like Mexcene) or, for a slightly more exotic touch, a couple Tbl of garam masala.

    I also often use Dizzy Pig Dizzy Dust as a base, and add from there. Depends on what I'm serving as a side.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I agree with gdenby sort of. A basic all purpose Q-rub is equal parts Salt, Pepper, Sugar, & Paprika. It doesnt hurt to upgrade to Kosher Salt, Turbinado Sugar, and Hungarian Paprika but not necessary. That is a good base rub. Then you can tweak by adding garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne, taste.
  • I prefer to do Chris Lilly's with injection... I get rave reviews on the pork. Do a google search and you'll get tons of hits. Good luck!
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