Texas Style Pulled Pork Rub

Texas Style Pulled Pork Rub

Texas Style Pulled Pork Rub

Yes, Texas is famous for its Brisket, but there is so much more going on in terms of barbecue. This Texas Style Pulled Pork Rub is the perfect balance of sweet and heat. This recipe is the right amount for one pork roast. Remember to adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in this recipe to suit your taste buds.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: pulled pork, pulled pork rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper more as desired


  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. To use: gently sprinkle rub onto roast making sure all surfaces are coated. What stick is all you'll need. Cook roast as directed.
  • If making rub ahead of time, simply store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up 6 months after preparation. Increase amounts called for in recipe if cooking multiple roasts.


Things to think about with this recipe:
Oregano: Most of us use oregano in our Italian or Greek-inspired dishes, but Mexican oregano is an entirely different herb. First of all, the Mediterranean counterpart we are all familiar with has a distinctly minty flavor, while Mexican oregano has an almost citrus element. Sure, you can substitute the former for the latter, but I'm not sure how it would work the other way around. So, to make a long story short. If you do not have Mexican oregano for this rub, simply use Mediterranean oregano instead.

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Texas Style Pulled Pork Rub

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