Pork rub has become one of my favorite recipes for Pork. I use it on country-style ribs I buy from Giant and slow roast in the oven.
Making your own spice blends is a great way to save money. You can buy the spices in small quantities like my husband and mix the spice blends as you need them. For the best savings, buy the spices in bulk and split the purchase with another family.
Don’t store the spices in the freezer. According to the McCormick company, freezer storage does not extend the life of spices. The best way to keep spices fresh is to store them in air-tight containers.
I first discovered this recipe while looking for meat recipes during my first Whole30. Since I was eating protein at every meal, I needed to have lots of protein options available in the fridge. Otherwise, I ended up hungry again too soon after a meal. Making up a big batch of pork ribs with this pork rub recipe for the week kept me on track with the Whole30 program.
My kids love to help me make seasoning blends like this pork rub and italian seasoning. It’s a great way for them to practice measuring properly when making recipes.
We store the pork rub recipe in a pint canning jar in our spice cabinet. This recipe should be enough for 2 batches of my favorite pork ribs. Don’t forget to label the jar before you put it away!
Make Your Own: Pork Rub
- 2 T Sea Salt
- 2 T Paprika
- 2 T Garlic Powder
- 2 T Onion Powder
- 2 T Chili Powder
- 4 tsp Black Pepper
- 4 tsp Cumin
- 4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Thoroughly mix together the spices in a bowl and store in a jar with a tight seal.