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Basic Pork Rub

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Pork rub
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This classic pork rub is perfect for smoked pork roasts. This rub recipe is a particular favorite for pulled pork.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup


  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper


Mix all ingredients. Work 1/2 half mixture into meat 12-24 hours before cooking. Apply remaining rub before smoking. Makes enough for about 5 to 6 pounds of meat.
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 5 out of 5
Wonderful!, Member JonathanWood

I rubbed a 6.5lb pork shoulder and smoked it for about eight hours and I couldn't have been happier with the results. I love the burn of the pepper and the smokiness of the paprika meshes well with the sweet of the brown sugar. I did change the amounts of the ingredients a tad but I'm definitely not seeking another pork rub...ever.

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