Hunk of Meat Monday: Sweet & Spicy Pork Grilling Rub

It’s still Monday, late in the day albeit, but Monday. It seems summer days get away from me and then all the sudden, I need to get supper on the table. This is my new favorite go to rub when I don’t have time to marinate or brine meat.

Sweet and Spicy Grill Rub Ingredients
The great thing about rubs is that you can add more or less of the spices to increase or decrease the amount of heat in the rub. So the basics for this rub are brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Mix them together entirely. The sugar likes to clump together.

sweet and spicy Rub
This makes enough rub for about 4 pounds of meat. I used two smaller pork loins.

pork loin catfish
And just used my hand to rub the meat with the spice rub.

pork loins rubbed with spice rub

spice rubbed pork loins
Then place on the grill over indirect heat.

grilling pork loins
I cook pork to 150 degrees and let it rest for at least 5 minutes to let the temperature raise another 5 degrees.

grilled pork loins resting
And then I sliced the pork loins up for everyone to enjoy!

sliced grilled pork loin
MMMM, MMMM good. And wouldn’t you know it I have pork chops sitting on the counter waiting to hit the grill. Can you like we love pork in this house!?!?

Sweet & Spicy Pork Grilling Rub

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Serves: 16

Serving size: This can be used on 4 pounds of meat.

Simple rub with seasonings you have in your spice cabinet. Great on pork and chicken.
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  1. Mix together seasonings.
  2. Rub generously on pork loins or chops. Makes enough rub for 4 pounds of meat.
  3. Cook meat as you normally would.
Store in sealed container if you do not use it all at one time.

What do you have cooking this Hunk of Meat Monday?

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  1. says

    This grilling rub looks so yummy! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

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