The Spice of Life

Squeal Like a Pig BBQ's All-purpose Pork Rub

   Local competitive barbecue team and Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters” season five runners up Squeal Like A Pig serves up KC-style goodness with an all-purpose pork rub. Featured on the show and used on all types of pork from pork butts to pork tenderloin, the rust-colored rub is a perfect balance of sweet, spicy and savory and will have you squealing with delight. Slap’s BBQ, the team’s restaurant, opened its doors in Kansas City, Kan., in June.


At home version:


½ cup of white sugar

½ cup of packed brown sugar

½ cup kosher salt

½ cup black pepper

¼ cup chili powder

¼ cup paprika

1 tablespoon turmeric

½ tablespoon cayenne pepper

½ tablespoon garlic powder

½ tablespoon onion powder


Combine contents by shaking, and break down chunks by hand.