For you beginners, who want to make your own pork rub, this is a fail safe recipe that will impress your crowd. I've been using this for years and I always get compliments on the meat. I use this on pork butts and ribs mostly.
If you stick with this ratio then it will be hard to screw up, as long as you use conventional ingredients. But that's not so say you shouldn't experiment, because you should in order to make your own signature rub.
It goes like this...
- 8 Parts light brown sugar
- 3 Parts sea salt (or Kosher salt)
- 1 Part chili powder
- 1 Part or combination of parts of anything else you desire.
Now, as long as you don't mess around with the proportions of the 8:3:1 part of the mix, then you're golden. So what to use for the last "1" part??? Well here's a good starter recipe that will get you going;
Makes enough for a 10 pound pork butt or two racks of baby back ribs. Adjust quantities as needed.
- 8 tbl (1/2 cup) Light brown sugar
- 3 tbl Kosher or sea salt (I prefer medium grain sea salt)
- 1 tbl Chili powder
- 1 tsp smoked sweet paprika
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 1 tsp Cumin
Here's some ideas for the last part that you can tinker with;
- Ground black pepper
- Cayenne pepper
- Granulated onion
- Ground coffee
- Ground mustard
- Old Bay seasoning
- And the list goes on
So give this a spin and let us know what you think.