Love a Good Rub?

If you like pulled pork (or ribs, or pork tenderloin), this dry rub is for you!  So simple with just 6 ingredients, yet great flavor that you can enjoy as is or with any of your favorite BBQ or Asian sauces.  Perfect the big game this Sunday – go Pats!

patriot helmetMix together…
1/3 cup paprika
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup sugar
2 T salt
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. cayenne
…and that’s it. I store it in a plastic container in my refrigerator so it is ready to go whenever.

For pulled pork:
Pork Butt (one that will fit in your crock pot)
One large sweet onion, sliced into 1/2 inch slices

Cover all four sides of the pork butt with the Rub and “rub it in” a bit. Place onion slices in bottom of crock pot. Lay “rubbed” meat on the onions (fat side “up”) then place remaining onions on top. Let sit in fridge over night. I then cook the pork on low all day until meat easily “pulls apart” by gently using a fork. You really should not have to work too hard to pull the meat apart… if you do, cook longer 🙂  I usually have mine in for 6-8 hours depending how busy my day is!

This pork is delicious over rice or on your favorite a roll. (I’ve even made “nachos” by putting it over tortilla chips with some cheddar cheese – melt in the oven for a few minutes.  Or great for sliders while watching the Patriots play their way into the Super Bowl).  Enjoy!