This 7-ingredient pork rub recipe is sweet and savory all at the same time and will quickly become your go-to pork dry rub.
Whether you’re making pork chops, ribs, pork shoulder, or a pork tenderloin you’ll love this all-purpose dry rub for pork.
Ultimate Pork Dry Rub
We love keeping stocked in our cabinet for those days when you pull out a hunk of frozen pork and need something to flavor it with.
This dry rub for pork tastes better than any store-bought rub you’ll find at the store, plus there are no fillers or weird ingredients that you can’t pronounce in it.
Why you’ll love it!
- This pork rub is the perfect amount of savory and sweet.
- It doesn’t require you to run to the store and buy a bunch of spices you’ll never use again
- This pork rub recipe is 100% our favorite pork rub for ALL cuts of pork.
- It’s only 7 ingredients — and bonus, you probably have these all on-hand at home already.
7-Ingredient Pork Dry Rub
Yay for pork dry rub ingredients you can pronounce! And yay for ingredients you likely have on hand already!
Nobody likes having to spend $30+ on spices that you’ll use infrequently to create a dry rub recipe at home, especially if it doesn’t end up tasting as flavorful as you’d like.
This pork rub recipe is both flavor-packed and includes SEVEN simple, easy to find ingredients, including:
- Brown sugar
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Coarse salt
- Dried thyme
- Ground Pepper
Now, you’ll see in the recipe card the exact amounts of each of these spices and seasonings, but feel free to tweak the amounts if you like it a little more peppery (amp up the pepper) or a little sweeter (amp up the brown sugar and cinnamon by a 1/4 teaspoon each).
What does this pork rub taste like?
This is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. If you like it a little spicy, you can try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper.
how much pork rub should I use?
Per 1 lb. of pork —> use around 2 tablespoons of dry rub.
What cuts of pork can I use this pork rub on?
Good news, you can use this dry rub on any and every cut of pork AND even use it on chicken or beef, too! Check out all of our pork recipes here. Here are some recommendations:
Pork roast is definitely the most classic pork recipe to use a rub with. In fact, we used this very rub in every single pork roast recipe on Fit Foodie Finds! Check them out below.
Our pork tenderloin recipes are some of our most popular recipes and all of them use a variation of this pork dry rub! Pork tenderloin is lower in fat, so this dry rub really helps add a ton of flavor!
That’s right, before you slow cook your pulled pork, rub that piece of meat with an incredible pork rub to really infuse all the flavors. Check out our:
How long can you leave dry rub on pork?
We recommend letting your pork seasoning sit on the meat for at least 30 minutes and no longer than 24 hours.
Most of the time, the longer the pork sits in the spices, the more flavorful it will be!
Store your pork rub in a glass, airtight container in a cool place such as a cabinet. This recipe will last up to 3 months.
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons coarse salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- Place all ingredients for the pork dry rub into a large glass container or mason jar.
- Then, stir the spices together to create your rub.
- Seal jar and store in a dry, cool place.
Tips & Notes
- Per 1 lb. pork: use 2 tablespoons of dry rub.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 2 tablespoons Calories: 69 Sugar: 13 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 1 Protein: 1
Keywords: dry rub for pork