Homemade Pork Rub and Seasoning Blend Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 - 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Spice Blend
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


This Pork Rub Seasoning is a perfect blend of sweet and savory with plenty of room to customize to your taste.



Base blend

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

For a deeper, richer flavor add

  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

For a little more spice add

  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper OR
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes OR
  • 1/2 tsp. chipotle powder


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder stirring to combine completely.
  • If you like a blend that is a little has a richer, deeper flavor, add the chili powder and cumin.
  • For something with a little more kick, add cayenne OR red pepper flakes OR chipotle power.
  • For a richer, deeper, spicier blend, add the chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne OR red pepper flakes OR chipotle powder.
  • Transfer to an air tight container like a mason jar and store in a cool place.

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