whole pig rubHave you ever thought about what makes a barbecue so damn good? Aside from exceptional grilling skills and delicious barbecue sauces, you should know that a mouth-watering rub also plays a big role in your barbecue dishes. If you are looking for rub ideas for your whole hog, check out our suggestions!


1. Adobo Seasoning


If you want to give your whole hog a Cuban taste, go for the adobo seasoning. It’s pretty easy to make and the ingredients are so simple, too. Simply combine a teaspoon of chili powder, 1 ½ teaspoon of ground cumin, a teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 ½ teaspoon of onion powder, 1 ½ teaspoon of dried oregano, a tablespoon of paprika, 2 teaspoons of ground black pepper and 2 tablespoons of salt. That’s it! Rub this mixture liberally and massage it a little to let the ingredients sink into to every fiber of the meat.


2. Hog Rub


Meanwhile, this hog rub is not only great for whole pig roasts but also for all types of pork barbecues. Just combine half a cup of ground black pepper, half a cup of mild chili powder, half a cup of sugar, a quarter cup of coarse salt, a tablespoon of dry mustard and two teaspoons of cayenne pepper. If you want to spice it up, you can add more chili.


3. Cajun Dry Rub


We know that some of you would love the pig a little hotter than usual. Try this Cajun dry rub to give your roast a kick! Combine two teaspoons of salt, half a teaspoon of  red pepper flakes , 2 ½ teaspoons of paprika, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder,  1 teaspoon of ground black pepper,  1 ¼ teaspoons of dried oregano, 1 ¼ teaspoons of dried thyme and 1 teaspoon of cayenne powder. Voila!


4. Kansas City Rub


Give your pig a Kansas twist. Use this rub that’s made by combining 2 cups of brown sugar, half a cup of dry mustard, a tablespoon of cayenne pepper, a tablespoon of smoked paprika, a tablespoon of garlic powder, a tablespoon of onion powder, a tablespoon of salt and two teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper.


5. American Brown Sugar Rub


The classic American rub is distinctively sweet. Try this recipe! Mix half a cup of brown sugar, a quarter cup of paprika, 4 tablespoons of coarse salt, 3 tablespoons of coarse pepper, 2 teaspoons of onion powder, 2 teaspoons of garlic powder, 2 teaspoons of celery seed and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.


6. Spicy Pepper Rub


Some people just want more pepper in their rub! Try the three-pepper rub we found online! Combine 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of sweet paprika, 2 teaspoons of dried oregano leaves, 2 teaspoons of dried thyme leaves, a teaspoon of onion powder, a teaspoon of garlic powder, a teaspoon of white pepper, a teaspoon of black pepper, and half a teaspoon of ground red pepper.


7. Country-Style Rub


If you want your roast country-style, try this rub instead! In a mixing bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of black pepper, 2 tablespoons of onion powder, a tablespoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of cumin powder, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper and 3 tablespoons of paprika.


8. Honey Mustard Rub


There are also those who love mustard on their pig roasts. To create the perfect rub with a sweet and sour kick, combine a tablespoon of paprika, 2 tablespoons of dry mustard, a tablespoon of onion powder, 1 ½ teaspoons of garlic powder, a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of dried lavender, a teaspoon of sugar and half a teaspoon of ground ginger.


We hope that we’ve given you awesome ideas for a whole pig rub. Also check out our mojo criollo marinade, Texas barbecue sauce, homemade barbecue sauce, grilled vegetables marinade and pulled pork barbecue recipes. And remember, to serve the tastiest grilled dishes, only use the best barbecue grill in town! Visit our website or call us at 1-800-338-1323 to get your La Caja China now!


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