Basic Pig Rub

Fine for almost any swine – rub this into the meat generously the day before you cook it.


4 tablespoon brown or turbinado sugar
4 tablespoon Smoked Spanish paprika
2 tablespoon Kosher salt
2 tablespoon cumin seed, ground
2 tablespoon chile powder
2 tablespoon black pepper, fresh cracked
1 tablespoon sage, ground
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon rubbed thyme


Combine all ingredients together and transfer to an air tight container. Makes about 1 cup.

4 thoughts on “Basic Pig Rub”

  1. To quote the old Ernest and Julio Gallo wine commercial, “We will serve no swine, before its time!”

    Looks like a good rub but I’m going with chicken tonight:)

  2. Thanks! Just used it to good effect on some baby backs. Enjoy that chicken. I’ve got wings on now. What chicken recipe are you making?

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