This is a basic homemade dry rub for pork that is sugar-free and requires only 5 ingredients that most of you have in your pantry.
Making dry rub for pork from scratch is easy and quick. 5 ingredients and 2 minutes is all it takes!
How to make dry rub for pork
All you have to do is combine all the ingredients together (salt, garlic powder, paprika black pepper, cinnamon) and you are good to go!
You can use a Ziploc bag, jar or a bowl to mix them. For storing the jar or bag would be the best options.
Like I have already mentioned this is a basic recipe for dry rub for pork. It adds just enough flavor to the meat without being overpowering.
It’s perfect for recipes where you also add an extra flavor in a form of a sauce or glaze to the meat (say BBQ sauce, hoisin sauce, …).
Now, if you want to add something more, here are some ideas for you:
Granulated Onion – the same amount as garlic powder.
Cayenne Pepper/Chili Powder – to your liking but less is more, especially when making it for the first time.
Brown Sugar – For this recipe I would go with about 3 tablespoons.
Can I leave a dry rub on ribs overnight?
Yes, you can. However, rubs contain salt and salt dries out meat. For this reason, it’s better to leave out the salt from any homemade dry rub you want to use and add it the following day (right before cooking).
Tips for making dry rub for pork
- You will get about 8 teaspoons of seasoning (almost 3 tablespoons) out of this batch. This will be enough to season 2 pounds of pork. If you need more, just double/triple the recipe.
- Even though this is a dry rub recipe for pork, you can try using it for chicken wings as well.
- Store it in a sealed jar in your pantry. It will last for several months.
- I use regular paprika but feel free to use smoked paprika, if that is what you have on hand!
Homemade Dry Rub for Pork
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
- Store in a ziploc bag/sealed jar in your pantry.
- This amount of rub is enough to season 2 pounds (1kg) of meat.
- This recipe can be easily doubled/tripled ....
- This is a basic recipe for a pork dry rub. Granulated onion, sugar, cayenne pepper can be added as well.