Big James' Pork Rub

Big James' Pork Rub

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"My all-purpose rub I use when smoking ribs and pork shoulders. Store in a cool dry place. Sprinkle liberally on ribs and pork shoulder prior to smoking.`"


5 m servings 394 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 394 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 81.8g
  • 26%
  • Protein:
  • 10.4 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1506 mg
  • 60%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the paprika, chili powder, brown sugar, white sugar, celery seed, black pepper, cayenne pepper, brown mustard, garlic powder, cumin, and salt together in a bowl.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This rub is quick to throw together and tastes great. I used it on baby back ribs and it really gave the meat a wonderful flavor. Ignore the calories and servings on this recipe. I had a lot lef...

Excellent! Loved this rub. I used on pork that I marinated in this rub and put in the crock pot. After 8-10 hours, shredded the meat and added our fave BBQ sauce. Excellent BBQ pork! Family lov...

This rub is great. The pork ribs had a tasty crust outside and so moist, tender and juicy inside. I get frequent requests for these. My daughter has to have these for her birthday dinner. Thank...

It would be helpful if it said the portion sizes so you don't have so much that you need to throw away afterwards

we used this on a boston butt and it came out pretty good.. we're usually not one for rubs with sugar but it wasn't overpowered by the sugars.. i liked the small amount of heat on the end.. bf s...

It's got a kick--a great one! I LOVE this rub!

Awesome recipe... Hope you don't mind but we added a little freshly ground szechuan pepper (mixed in with the black peppercorns) and 2 tsp of onion powder. Yum!!!

Made a double batch today and put the rest away for another day. Can't wait to try it today...putting on Smoker. I made two tweaks...had smoked paprika and celery salt since that it what I had o...

where can i buy celery seed i can't find it in any supermarket