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Pork Roast with the World's Best Rub Recipe
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Pork Roast with the World's Best Rub

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"A pork loin is marinated with a nice rub flavored with thyme and three chiles. The dry rub penetrates all the way through and bakes into a sticky, sweet glaze."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    5 hrs 10 mins


  1. Mix brown sugar, pepper, salt, garlic powder, mustard powder, ground ginger, onion powder, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, and thyme in a bowl. Rub spice mixture over pork loin and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place pork on a 9x13-inch baking dish and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from pork and discard; return pork to baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 50 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Cover pork loosely with aluminum foil and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
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Apr 12, 2015

The rub was perfect! Added a little more cayenne and smoked paprika for more heat and it turned out great!! I find that if I just rub in the rub and cook it the crust turns out better than if I let It sit because then it turns into more of a glaze.

Feb 09, 2015

I felt bad for this recipe as the review before mine was 3 stars only. It was a great rub, that's for sure. I put the rub on early in the morning. My only issue with this recipe was the rub turned into a glaze and slid off the pork leaving one heck of a burned mess in my baking dish. I had enough rub for 2 pork roasts. Used one today and froze the other with the rub on. We didn't find it spicy at all,as the other reviewer did. This is a really good recipe! Glad we tried it. Thanks for sharing DADCOOKS.


6 Ratings

Jun 20, 2015

I used this on pork tenderloin, which I smoked over apple chips in my gas grill. Everyone loved it, but the heat was a little much for the kids. Next time, I'll dial the cayenne back a bit, and use regular paprika instead of smoked paprika. (If I were doing this in the oven, I'd use smoked).

Mar 12, 2015

Pork Roast with World's Best Rub Haiku: "Used 3 pound pork loin, only needed half the rub! It IS really spicy." As indicated by another review, yes, it's a fiery rub, but I also found it to be too sweet w/ even the 1/4 c. of brown sugar from my halving all of the seasoning. I can't imagine using all of the rub on a 2-3 lb. cut of pork. My pork loin was done in about the time indicated by the recipe, and we were too impatient to eat (smelled really great while baking!) Daughter would not eat it ("milk milk milk! Too spicy!") and I found that I only liked it once it had sat out for awhile and I was able to slice it really thin and put it on a sandwich. If I were to make this rub again, I would decrease the black and red peppers along w/ the brown sugar, but keep the rest the same.

Oct 21, 2014

I made this as written. Very spicy. I would at least cut the rub by half. i can't eat it as is, so I will try braising it tomorrow.


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  • Calories
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1033 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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