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top view of a spice jar with basic pork rub in it
Basic Pork Seasoning: Dry Rub recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Basic Pork Seasoning is a simple dry rub you can use for simple rubs on any pork or chicken recipe. Especially ideal for pork ribs, pork roasts and country style pork ribs.  Made from simple pantry ingredients for whipping up at the last minute.

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American, bbq
Keyword: pork rub, poultry seasoning
Servings: 8 servings (1 tablespoon)
Calories: 58 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
  • 2/3 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons celery salt
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar any sugar will work
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried lemon zest 2-3 lemons
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.  Store in a sealed container in the cupboards with all of your spices.

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Recipe Notes

Lemon zest can be dried overnight.  If you are in a hurry you can dry the zest in a 225° oven for 8-10 minutes on a tray lined with foil. It's important that it is completely dry when adding it to the spice mixture so it doesn't cause clumping.