Pork Rub

Are you tired of your pork chops tasting dull?

With this seasoning recipe, you can totally transform the flavor of your cuts. It’s time to make pork chop night one to look forward to.

Pork chop seasoning should be a staple in your pantry.

Chops can taste a little bland when cooked without spices. But when you add proper seasoning, you suddenly get a totally unexpected flavor sensation. It’s quite remarkable actually.

And the best bit? Making pork chop seasoning is so simple. Just collect some ingredients and mix them together. There’s nothing to it!

So what herbs and spices do you need?


½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ ground mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 tbsp smoked paprika


Grab a suitable bowl and mix the ingredients until combined. Ensure that you distribute all the spices uniformly.

Once you have the mix, you can immediately begin applying it to your pork chops, ready for the BBQ.

This recipe contains enough seasoning for about three pounds of pork chops.

If you want a richer flavor, you can season the meat the day before you plan to cook it and leave it to marinate in the refrigerator. The salt will make its way into the meat, giving it a richer flavor.

How do I store pork chop seasoning?

Pork chop seasoning is made of dry ingredients which means that it will store for a long time.

The best way to keep it fresh so that you can use it again is to place it in an airtight container. A simple glass storage jar with a rubber O-ring should suffice.

If you live in a humid environment, you may want to add a silica pack to soak up any additional moisture.

Pork chop seasoning should last around six months when stored correctly.

How do I season my pork chops?

Before you add seasoning to your pork chops, make sure that you thoroughly defrost them first. You want the surface of the meat to be slightly wet so that the mix sticks. You can then either use a sprinkler or your hands to coat the meat.

You can afford to be quite liberal with quantities. If you accidentally add too much, you can already brush it off.

Try sprinkling the seasoning eight to ten inches above the meat. This way, you can coat it more evenly. Don’t neglect to season all surfaces of the meat, including the sides.

Where possible, try to avoid rubbing the seasoning into your meat with your hands too much. The rubbing action can cause the brown sugar to absorb moisture and clump around your fingers.

What’s the best seasoning for pork chops?

You’ll notice that this recipe includes lots of smoked paprika. This ingredient helps to give the meat a smoky flavor even before you place it in your backyard smoker.

It also offers a bit of heat via the cayenne pepper. And you get some nice umami flavors from the onion, garlic, and mustard powders.

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