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Hot n' Spicy Hog Rub

Hot n' Spicy Hog Rub

This is a good spicy rub to use on any cut of pork, including chops, ribs, pork butts and even a whole hog. Make sure to increase the rub recipe so you'll have enough seasoning for large cuts.
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cups


  • 1/2 cup mild chili powder
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 3 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds crushed
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


  • Crush fennel seeds using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Aim for a fine grind if using on chops and pork ribs, and a coarse grind for pork roasts and whole hog.
    Place crushed fennel seeds to a bowl, and add the remaining rub ingredients. Combine mixture well before using.
  • Apply the rub to the meat, making sure it is well coated. Cook as directed.
  • Discard any remaining rub that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • If making ahead of time, store in an airtight container in the cupboard for 12 months.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh