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Kansas City Rub for Pork

Kansas City Rub for Pork

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Rubs
Cuisine American BBQ
Servings 2 Cups


  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup paprika (not smoked)
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons mild chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne


  • Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight plastic container or glass jar in the cupboard for 6 months after preparation.
  • To use: Liberally apply mixture on meat part of ribs or all over pork roasts. Cook as directed. Discard any leftover rub that has come into contact with raw meat. Use 1-2 two tablespoons of mixture in sauces, marinades, and bastes.