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A smoky, sweet & spicy pulled pork rub that is perfect for smoking pork! You can also use this homemade spice blend for slow cooker pulled pork and other grilled meats.
Last summer we got an electric smoker and I’ve been undeniably hooked on smoked pulled pork ever since. Last fall we played around, testing different rubs and spices for the outside of the pulled pork. This spring we’ll share our top creations with you! To get started…pulled pork rub.
This recipe makes about 2 cups of spice mix. We use ⅓ cup of spice to cover the outside of a 10 pound pork shoulder. That means this pulled pork rub recipe should be enough to cover about 6 large pork roasts.
This dry rub is not just for smoked meats….sprinkle it on chicken, steak or pork chops and then grill for an easy, quick flavor.
I’ve heard people debate on whether to rub in a dry spice mix to the meat or just it on? I’ve never done a side-by-side comparison, but I really find that I don’t have t rub in the spice mix. The meat is generally a little damp which means the spice “sticks” nicely and there is no rubbing needed. You’ll find people on both sides of this question though, so just do whatever you like the taste of best.
This homemade spice mix will keep about 1 year if stored in a cool, dry place in an airtight container. Always check the spice rubs before using them. They shouldn’t be clumpy and they should still have a good aroma. If you are looking for a great spice mix container that will keep spices fresh, try these Herb Preserve Jars. They get great reviews!
Looking for a leftover pork recipe? Try these Hawaiian pulled pork sliders.
That is a lot of smoked paprika! I would switch it with the brown sugar in ratio.
This recipe is perfect!!! I rubbed it on a 7.25 lb. Boneless Boston Butt, put it in the crockpot at 11 o’clock for 8 hours and it was restaurant worthy! I had the some rub left over so I refrigerated it to use the next time. Thank you Lizzy T! I’ve search and used other recipes but this is the best! Sweet, smokey, savory and tender, a family and friends favorite! Delicious!
This was a perfect rub. I did however substitute the chipotle chili pepper with a habanero powder to give it some more kick. It was a nice touch.