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spice essentials: the best pork dry rub

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This one is totally down and dirty… As, I suppose, most dry spice recipes probably are. It has a lot of great flavor, a bit of kick, and I tweaked it to work well with pork. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For spice essentials: the best pork dry rub

  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut or palm sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    dehydrated onions, ground to a powder
  • 2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 tsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1 tsp
    ground fennel
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste

How To Make spice essentials: the best pork dry rub

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    Stored correctly in a good container with a tight-fitting lid, this spice mix should last six-to-eight months or longer.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all the ingredients together in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
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  • So yummy
    Use as a dry rub on your favorite cut of pork. Enjoy.
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