Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub

Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub is perfect to have on hand in your pantry.

It features a mix of brown sugar, garlic powder, oregano, chili powder, cumin, pepper, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper for a flavorful spice rub.

This Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub quickly adds a ton of flavor to pork when you don’t have the time to let meat soak in a liquid marinade.

And that is something that often happens to me because I’ll get busy doing other things and then forget that I didn’t thaw the meat…much less marinade it.

So, I have started to rely on quick fixes like rubs to add a boost of flavor to meat before I throw it on the grill or in the slow cooker.

Recently I used this Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub on a pork shoulder and threw it in the slow cooker and then shredded it up for nachos.

The meat was super flavorful and took all of 5 minutes active time for me to prepare.

Go check out that recipe for Slow Cooker Southwestern Pulled Pork.

Slow Cooker Southwestern Pulled Pork, featuring the flavors of chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cilantro and jalapeño, makes dinner easy on a busy day. 

Homemade spice mixes, like this Southwestern Pork Rub, are simple to prepare and customize according to your personal preferences.

I love how you have total control over what goes into the mix.

If you don’t like a particular flavor, you can leave it out.

If you want something more garlicky you can add more garlic.

Or if you’re watching your sodium intake, you can monitor that.

They’re great homemade pantry staples and serve as a homemade gift for the BBQ lover in your life.

Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub

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HOW TO MAKE Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub

Homemade spice mixes, like this Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub, are simple to prepare and customize according to your personal preferences.

This particular recipe has:

  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Black Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Chili Powder
  • Mexican Oregano

Making Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub is incredibly easy!

Just gather all the ingredients.

Measure them out into a mixing bowl.

Stir to combine.

Transfer to a storage container.

I love that this Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub stores well in a jar so that you can make a large batch ahead of time and use it throughout the year.

Homemade seasoning mixes make great homemade pantry staples and serve as a homemade gift for the BBQ lover in your life.

My favorite jars for this Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub are these cute Weck Jars!

I adore them for storing all of my homemade spice mixes.

They’re sturdy, attractive, and stack easily.

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If you want to try your hand at making a few more homemade spice mixes, besides this Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub, for your pantry or gifting purposes, here are a few recipes that you might want to check out:

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Homemade BBQ Chicken Rub features a mix of brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and smoked paprika for a flavorful homemade spice rub.

Try this delicious rub on your favorite cut of chicken.

I recommend chicken drumsticks, a whole chicken, or skin on bone in chicken breasts.

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Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub

Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub

Yield: about 14 tablespoons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub features a mix of brown sugar, garlic powder, oregano, chili powder, cumin, pepper, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper for a flavorful spice rub.

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 4 teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican Oregano

Instructions

  1. To make the Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub, measure all of the ingredients out into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Using a wire whisk, mix until well combined.
  3. Alternatively, you may sift the spices together with a fine mesh strainer or flour sifter.
  4. After combining, transfer the mixture into a clean, dry container that has a lid (such as a glass jar).
  5. Store the Homemade Southwestern Pork Rub covered in a cool, dry place.

Notes

You can use this on any meat that you personally like, however I prepared it to pair with pork.

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