Barbecue Dry Rub Recipes For Pork

These two barbecue dry rub recipes a perfectly suited for pork and either of them can be prepared in 5 minutes. In addition to the recipes below that you can use on your own creations, here's a couple of links to show you where I've used these rub recipes to good effect:-

Barbecue Pork Tenderloin

Barbecue Pork Chops and Steaks

Barbecue Pork Chop

The beauty of a rub is the speed with which it can be made, together with the amount of flavor that can be added, it all takes a short space of time. That said, it always pays to give the rub 30 minutes or an hour just to "sink in" to the meat.

Contrary to what the name suggests you don't have to rub the rub into the meat, you can just sprinkle it on and this is what I prefer to do when grilling.

Most rubs, including these below usually contain a hot spice such as paprika, cayenne or chili powder so I prefer to use them sparingly by sprinkling with a shaker.

I've laid out the measurements in teaspoons so that you don't need to make too much. When you've found the one you like the most just double up or substitute tablespoon for teaspoon.

Good quality pork should appear moist (not wet) on the surface and this is ideal to make sure that the rub sticks to the meat. A brush with oil also helps.


I've used the barbecue dry rub recipes on pork chops which clearly have exposed flesh. There's absolutely no reason why you can use them on a bigger hunk of meat such as a pork butt however it's important to trim the fat off such a joint to ensure that the rub gets the opportunity to penetrate the meat.

Easy Pork Rub Recipe

This first recipe is reasonably mild. It has what I would describe as a very basic spice that will deliver a little sweetness with a spicy kick which if too hot can be masked with a traditional homemade barbecue sauce.

Yield:- 4 teaspoons

Preparation Time:- 5 minutes
Marinade Time:- 30 minutes
Cooking Time:- 20 minutes

Total Time:- 55 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


Make up the rub mix by spooning the ingredients into a small bowl.

Brush some olive oil on the steaks first in order to help the rub stick.

Use your fingers to sprinkle the rub onto both sides of the pork chops

30 minutes and you're ready to cook

Barbecue Pork Rub

Hungarian Pork Rub

And this is my very own Magyar Barbecue Pork Rub that really does go to town on the hot paprika which gives it both a kick and a fantastically vibrant colour.

Yield:- 4 tablespoons

Preparation Time:- 10 minutes
Marinade Time:- 30 minutes
Cooking Time:- 20 minutes

Total Time:- 60 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons hot paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 or 3 good pinches of ground cinnamon
Barbecue Pork Chops Grilling


Exactly as above

Related Pages:-

More Delicious BBQ Pork Recipes
Basque Pork Ribs
Barbecue Accessories and Cooking Equipment

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