This 7-ingredient Dry Rub for Pork will quickly become your go-to pork rub. Whether you’re making chops, ribs, loins or a roast, you’ll love this savory and sweet dry rub. Mix up a batch today!
The Best Dry Rub for Pork
This pork dry rub is the perfect amount of savory and sweet, doesn’t require you to run to the store and buy a bunch of spices you’ll never use again, and 100% is our favorite dry rub for all cuts of PORK.
Plus, it’s only 7 ingredients — and bonus, you probably have these all on-hand at home already.
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 dry rub is both flavor-packed and includes SEVEN simple, easy to find ingredients, including:
- Brown sugar
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Coarse salt
- Dried thyme
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).
And feel free to sub coconut sugar for the brown sugar. If you like things REALLY hotty hot hot, add a pinch of cayenne or red pepper flakes. Make this rub your own!
*Per 1 lb. Pork: use around 2 tablespoons of rub.*
Whether you’re making these Instant Pot pork chops or another meat dry rubbed in this deliciousness, here are some go-to recipe pairings we’re always coming back to to flesh out a top notch meal:
More Pork Recipes
- Lemongrass Ginger Baked Bone In Pork Chops
- Instant Pot Pork Chops
- Instant Pot Pork Roast
- Pulled Pork Carnitas
More Dry Rubs and Seasonings
- Homemade Chili Seasoning
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Homemade Dry Rub for Chicken
- DIY Chai Spices
- Homemade Fajita Seasoning
- 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
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