One feature this month through my 31 Days from a Tractor Seat series is that I am sharing some of my family's "Tractor Approved" recipes. During fall harvest I have a unique situation where I find myself in the field pretty much all day, everyday, along with my husband and kids. This means that we don't have that much food in our house because I don't have that much time to run to the grocery store or simply to just cook or bake something. But one thing I always keep on hand is my All Purpose Pork Rub so I can smoke on a "rain day". (Plus I had to share a pork recipe this month because it is National Pork Month!) Be sure to check out my other "Tractor Approved" recipes: Six Week Muffins, The Best Tuna Salad and Sweet & Salty Corn Chips.
Why does All Purpose Pork Rub get the "Tractor Approved" seal? First, deli meat sandwiches get a little old if you have them daily for a couple of months, so it is nice to make something a little different to switch up the standard lunch-box sandwich. Second, this pork rub works on everything - loins, ribs, etc. So whatever pork you have on hand, you can put it on. It is a great salty rub with a little bit of a kick to it. Third, the ingredients for the rub are staple spices I always have in my pantry. I enjoy this rub so much that I even keep huge batches of it on hand so I can smoke with it whenever I find time. I love smoking all year long.
All Purpose Pork Rub (adapted from Masterbuilt Smokin' Recipes)
1 Tbsp Salt
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
5 Tbsp Chili Powder
3 Tbsp Ground Cumin
4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
4 tsp Black Pepper
4 tsp Garlic Powder
4 tsp Onion Powder
Mix ingredients and rub mixture on meat for at least two hours before cooking, overnight is best. Allow meat to reach room temperature before smoking. Store leftover rub mixture for future use.
My favorite pork product to use this rub on is pork loin!
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