Smoky Pulled Pork Rub

This quick and smokey pulled pork rub, adds a little smoky spiced flavor to the meat. It will quickly become one of your favorite go-to rubs for pork roasts. This recipe will give you enough rub for one pork butt. Double or triple as needed.

Smoky Pulled Pork Rub

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: pork rub, pulled pork, pulled pork rub
Servings: 1 Batch


  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar white
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika use more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Use immediately on pork roast, or store spice rub in an airtight container until ready to use. This pulled pork rub will stay good for more than 6 months if stored in a cool, dark place like a cupboard. Discard any leftover rub that has come into contact with raw meat. This recipe makes enough pulled pork rub for 1 large pork roast. Double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe to suit your barbecue needs.


Image by: Sabrina Baksh

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