Improper Charcuterie as served at The Improper Pig in Charlotte, North Carolina as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode 2605.
Recipe courtesy of The Improper Pig

Will's Rub

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 11 ounces



  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.