Recipe courtesy of The Improper Pig

Will's Rub

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 11 ounces
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2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons celery seeds

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 

4 tablespoons chili powder 

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon paprika

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons dry mustard 

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin 

1 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Grind the celery seeds and oregano into a powder with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Place in a plastic pint container. Add the chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, dry mustard, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, 7 tablespoons salt and 4 tablespoons pepper. Cover the container and shake vigorously until the mixture is blended, 30 seconds.

Cook’s Note

Sprinkle the rub on top of pork butt or ribs and let sit overnight.

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