I’m on a bit of a seasoning mix kick these days. A little while back, I made a super delicious burger seasoning mix and you all loved it. But now it’s time for a delicious pork seasoning! I’m so excited to share my recipe for the best pork seasoning mix that will take your pork from just ok to WOW.
Pork is such a great meat for our family because it’s affordable and packed with protein. But, after a while, I find myself getting a little bored with it so I am always looking for ways to pack more flavor. Well, I’ve found it!
This seasoning mix can simply be put on your favorite cut of pork and thrown on the grill, bake it in the oven or even pan fry it. Or you could put this dry rub on a pork roast and throw it in the slow cooker. It’s seriously the best all-around seasoning mix for pork!
It’s a super simple mix of salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic salt, onion powder and secret seasoning. The brown sugar helps caramelize the meat when it comes into contact with heat. And that caramelization is so important to the flavor and it’s oh so yummy.
You really can use this seasoning on anything, but it is my absolute favorite when put on the grill. And since it’s officially just about grilling season, you can find me cooking outside every day.
My favorite thing about making homemade seasonings is that you can scale it to however much you need and it won’t go bad in a jar in the back of your cabinet. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cleaned out the pantry to find a million jars of seasoning that I’ve let expire before barely using them once. And if that isn’t motivation enough, making your own seasoning will save you so much money!
But best of all, this recipe has a secret ingredient. I love a good surprise. Are you ready to hear what the secret ingredient is!? It’s a dash of mustard powder! It really helps amp up the flavor and is the last dash in the best pork seasoning mix recipe!
- 1 Tbs. Salt
- 1 Tbs. Pepper
- 1 Tbs. Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Ground Mustard Powder
- Combine all ingredients
- Sprinkle a generous teaspoon on each side of a pork chop or on your favorite cut of pork (this is really good on a pork tenderloin as well)!
- Cook pork as desired (grilled/baked/pan fried), until internal temperature is 145-160 and then let rest for 5 minutes.
Store unused seasoning mix in an airtight container for up to 6 months.