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

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Rubs
Cuisine American BBQ


  • 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. To apply, simply blot surface or pork butt or shoulder with a paper towel, then apply the pull pork rub all over the surface of the meat. What sticks is all that’s needed. Increase recipe size (double or triple if you are cooking more than one pork roast.


Image by: Sabrina Baksh
Keyword pork rub, pulled pork, pulled pork rub

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