Kansas City Pulled Pork Rub

The Kansas City master of barbecue, Chef Paul created this fantastic spice rub to use on pulled pork. The Kansas City Pulled Pork Rub is chock full of spices, herbs, and little sweet from the sugar. This is the perfect rub for low and slow cooking.

Kansas City Pulled Pork Rub

Kansas City Pulled Pork Rub

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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: pork rub, pulled pork, pulled pork rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Mix together all of the ingredients listed above. Apply rub to the surface of pork butt or shoulder roast. What sticks is all that you'll need. Increase recipe size (double or triple if you are cooking more than one pork roast.
  • Make a big batch and store in a lidded jar or resealable container for up to 6 months after preparation. Sugar tends to dry out after a while, so check in on it periodically. This rub is great in marinades too.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

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Kansas City Pulled Pork Rub

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