Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dry Rub for Pork

Yummy note: Summer is all about the grilling at our place, we love to grill, and try to grill out several times a week or as many times really that our schedule allows. We've been enjoying ribs and pork tenderloins more this summer since I've recently figured out how not to mess up pork and make it overly dry and yucky. Keeping pork moist is sometimes tricky, but I've found out that by using a dry rub on it, it helps keep the moisture in and adds lots of flavor. The kids have even liked this dry rub on the pork, as it is not too spicy, but has a nice, almost, sweeter barbecued flavor. 

Dry Rub for Pork

2 tablespoons of paprika
1 tablespoon of fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of onion powder
1/2 tablespoon to 1 tablespoon of chili powder, depending on how much heat you want to add
2 tablespoons of coarse salt
2 tablespoons of brown sugar or white sugar

Mix all of the above ingredients together in a bowl, mixing thoroughly. Store in a container until ready to use. This recipe can be easily doubled for larger batches of ribs or pork roasts. This recipe covers about 2-3 lbs of meat. To use, just liberally coat the meat of your choice. Then grill or bake in the oven until you've reached desired temperature. Check out this great reference link from Pork Be Inspired for grilling/cooking time for various cuts of pork. 

Pork Tenderloin with Dry Rub 

Juicy pork on the inside, with a nice caramelized brown crust.

Dry Rub on BBQ Ribs

This dry rub makes great flavorful coated pork for tacos or burritos.

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