Randy’s Pulled Pork Rub


Makes 8.5 ounces by volume

  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon whole yellow mustard seed (ground)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper (ground)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated or powdered garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated or powdered onion
  • 1 Tablespoon whole coriander seed (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (ground)

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup paprika (does not add much flavor but turns everything red)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano (I changed this to onion instead)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Prague Powder #1 (for a fake smoke ring)
  • 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke (for fake smoke taste)


  • One batch will season the outside of two large pork butts.
  • Another half batch will season the pulled pork from two large pork butts (after pulling).
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