Spice Essentials: The Best Pork Dry Rub

Andy Anderson !


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.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 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


  2. 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).
  4. Add all the ingredients together in a container with a tight-fitting lid.
  6. Use as a dry rub on your favorite cut of pork. Enjoy.
  7. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Spice Essentials: The Best Pork Dry Rub

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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