Not Just Pork Rub

Dry Rub

A good quality pork rub can be used for almost any meat cut, so don’t underestimate the power of a great dry rub. This one, in particular, will elevate any pork recipe and will have your guests begging for seconds.

Pork Rub Recipe

Pork rubs typically have both herby and salty undertones that create an incredible flavor and texture for just about any cut of meat. This incredibly versatile dry rub recipe can be adjusted to suit your personal tastes. Whether you’re substituting individual ingredients or adjusting measurements, be creative with this recipe and make it work for the meat cut you’re cooking.

For a pork rub recipe that is versatile enough to work with any type of meat, read on:

  1. Measure out the right amount of each ingredient.
  2. Combine all ingredients together & mix thoroughly.
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.

How To Make Pork Rub

This versatile pork rub can be used on just about any cut of meat, so use your creativity when preparing this rub. We recommend preparing a larger amount by multiplying the measurements and storing it away for future use. Be sure to store it in a cool, dry place and your rub will last for up to six months!

Recipe Overview

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Wood Flavour: N/A
  • Cooking Temperature: N/A
  • Servings: 2lb of meat

Required Tools

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Funnel (optional – if storing)
  • Airtight Container (optional – if storing)
  • Anti-Moisture Silica Packet (optional – if storing)


  • ½ tsp ground thyme
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp coarse kosher salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground chipotle chile pepper
  • ¼ tsp celery seed

Making Pork Rub

  1. Measure out the right amount of each ingredient.
  2. Combine all ingredients together & mix thoroughly.
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.
Pork Rub
Pork Rub

Making Pork Rub

1 – Measure Ingredients

Using measuring spoons or weighing scales, measure out the correct amount of each ingredient.

This batch provides the right amount for approximately 2lbs of meat. If you want to store your rub for later use, scale your measurement sizes appropriately.

2 – Combine & Mix

Combine all of your ingredients together in a mixing bowl & mix thoroughly until fully combined. During this process, you want to combine so thoroughly that you can’t tell which seasonings have been used (no groupings of any particular seasoning).

3 – Use Or Store

Use the pork rub immediately by patting your meat carefully yet generously. Remember that rub adds incredible flavor to your meat, so be as liberal as you like with the seasoning.

We recommend using this rub on pork dishes such as Smoked Pork Chops or experimenting with other meats such as Smoked Ribeye Roast or Smoked Chicken Wings.

Alternatively, if you want to keep all or part of your rub for later use, use a funnel to pour your seasoning into an airtight container. If you have a silica anti-moisture pack, place this inside the container to keep the rub fresher for longer. Store your container in a cool, dry place, and your rub can last for months.

Pork Rub FAQs

What Seasonings Are Good With Pork?

Pork seasonings are typically herby and salty, so we recommend a mixture of thyme, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, dried oregano leaves, black pepper, ground chipotle chile powder, and celery seed.

How Long Should Dry Rub Sit On Pork?

For the best possible results, apply a dry rub to your meat a minimum of 30 minutes before you’re going to be cooking it. However, the longer, the better, so it would be ideal if you could prepare it overnight.

Should I Put Pork Rub On Overnight?

Adding your rub to your pork joint well in advance will ensure a strong, flavorful taste when cooked. Whilst it would be great if you could apply your pork rub and refrigerate overnight, a minimum of 30 minutes does the trick too.

1 thought on “Not Just Pork Rub”

  1. Linda Williamson

    5 stars
    We have a recipe that says to inject this rub into our meat? What liquid do we add to the rub to inject it??

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