a simple and easy pork rub recipe that can be used in your favorite pork recipes

Sweet Smoky & Spicy BBQ Pork Rub

  • Author: Tara Kuczykowski
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  • Category: Condiments
  • Cuisine: American


This sweet, smoky & spicy homemade pork rub will take your favorite pork recipes to the next level… Package it up in a pretty glass jar and you’ve got an awesome mason jar gift idea for your favorite grill master!



  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Transfer to a clean container with a tight-fitting lid for storage. Store in a cool, dry place for up to six months.
  3. Use this pork rub recipe in your favorite pork recipes. I recommend using about 2 tablespoons of pork rub per pound of pork. We love this grilled pork tenderloin and these crockpot ribs that are finished on the grill!


  • For a less spicy dry rub for pork, reduce the ancho chili powder and cayenne pepper.