Hawaiian Pork Rib Rub

Hawaiian style pork stands firmly on the pork flavor. With a spice rub like this to enhance the flavors, you can keep it simple and yet make something spectacular. Use this Hawaiian Pork Rib Rub on any cut of pork, but it is scaled to a single full rack of ribs. Double, triple or more for the number of racks you are cooking.

Hawaiian Rib Rub

Hawaiian Pork Rib Rub

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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: pork rub, rib rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Rack of Ribs


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt Hawaiian sea salt preferred
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and apply to meat. If you are making ahead of time, store seasoning rub in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 6 months after preparation.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

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