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Dry rub recipe in white bowl with scoop
Homemade Dry Spice Rub Recipe for Pork
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This dry rub recipe is filled with sweet and spicy flavors, and it's perfect for pork, ribs, chicken, and so much more! Comes together in less than 10 minutes and includes brown sugar, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika.

Course: barbecue, BBQ, Chicken, Grilling, Main Course, Pork, Sauce, Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dry spice rub recipe for pork, dry spice rub recipe for ribs, homemade spice rub recipe
Calories: 521 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in a small mason jar or old spice containers or any airtight container.

  2. 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.

Recipe Notes
  1. When grilling with this rub you will want to grill low and slow or the brown sugar may burn
  2. I don't recommend substituting the dark brown sugar or kosher salt in this recipe for something else
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Dry Spice Rub Recipe for Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 21106mg918%
Potassium 697mg20%
Carbohydrates 129g43%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 108g120%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5836IU117%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.