While its effect is magical, there isn't any real magic is a great rub. These combinations of seasonings, developed and modified over two decades, enhance the flavors of pork whether it is a low and slow smoked pork shoulder or a couple pork chops grilled over an intense heat. These are my favorite as well as the most popular barbecue pork rubs I have. I hope you enjoy.
Memphis Style Pork Rub
Memphis style is one of the recognized U.S. regional traditions of barbecue that serves up the dry rubbed ribs and relies heavily on deep, rich, paprika filled rubs on their pork. This rub is no different and is designed for slow-cooked roasts. Adjust the cayenne in this recipe to suit your taste buds.
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The Ultimate Magic Dust Rub
This is one of my favorite seasoning rubs for ribs and pork roasts. It has so many earthy flavors, but is tempered by a little sweet from the sugar. This is enough rub for a large cookout. So if you have several racks or ribs or a couple pork butts to throw on the smoker, then try this one out.
Basic Barbecue Pork Rub
If you’re new to low and slow barbecue, I suggest starting off with this rub. It has all the key ingredients for a perfectly flavored pulled pork. It’s also great on ribs. This recipe makes enough rub for 1 pork roast or 2 large racks of ribs.
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Kansas City Rub for Pork
Kansas City is known for their fantastic barbecued ribs. This rub is about as traditional as you can get. Apply this to pork ribs, cook low and slow, and slather will barbecue sauce. Your taste buds will thank you! This recipe makes enough for 3-4 slabs or ribs or 1-2 pork roasts, so adjust ingredients accordingly to suit your needs.
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Hot n’ Spicy Hog Rub
This is a great rub to use on any cut of pork, from chops and ribs to pork butts and even a whole hog. Make sure to increase the recipe so you’ll have enough rub for large cuts.
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