This Homemade Pork Dry Spice Rub will be perfect for all of your grilling needs this summer! It’s great on pork and chicken and is quick to prepare!
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Grilling season is just around the corner you guys!! Or maybe it has already begun at your house?! I have already been grilling up a storm but I am also one of those that isn’t too afraid to start up the grill in the middle of winter either. 🙂
And I have been using this homemade pork dry spice rub like a crazy woman!!! I even made a slow cooker pulled pork with it that is super awesome and I will be posting that later. My husband really likes this on grilled pork chops but it is also great on chicken too! See, I told you I have been busy grilling. I have also made a couple of homemade bbq sauces to slather on your grilled meats and hope to share those with you soon as well.
I particularly love grilling because it leaves the mess outside. I don’t have to dirty up the kitchen to have a great meal. And during the hot summer months, I don’t have to turn on my oven and add even more heat to the house. I even have the kiddos eat outside, in the shade of course, just so I don’t have to clean up their mess! As soon as it is warm enough outside it all begins.
This spice rub recipe doesn’t make a huge amount so don’t worry about having too much. It will go quickly once you start using it. I like to store my spice rub in small mason jars but empty spice containers would work well too. Really any airtight container will work.
I am using dark brown sugar and kosher salt in this recipe and I don’t recommend changing either of those up. They are just little chef secrets and it’s what the big guys use so I trust them. Also, when grilling you will want to grill low and slow or the brown sugar in this rub will burn. Grilling requires a little patience and sometimes babysitting but its rewards are so worth it!! You can sprinkle this rub right on the meat before it goes onto the grill or you can sprinkle it on a couple of hours before hand and wrap the meat in plastic wrap to soak up all the goodness. I have done it both ways and both produce great results.
So, I hope I have sparked a little grilling magic within you with this homemade pork dry spice rub!
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Store in a small mason jar or old spice containers or any airtight container.
TO USE: Sprinkle liberally on both sides of the meat before placing on the grill. Or sprinkle on meat and wrap up tightly in plastic wrap for a couple of hours (I like to do this for larger cuts of meat) before placing on the grill.
***When grilling with this rub you will want to grill low and slow or the brown sugar may burn***
****I don't recommend substituting the dark brown sugar or kosher salt in this recipe for something else****