Gluten Free Pork Chop Dry Rub

Sugar-Free Sweet and Spicy Rubbed Pork Chops

A little bit of sweet, a little bit of spice, and a little bit of savory makes for a delicious meal. With these Sugar-Free Sweet and Spicy Rubbed Pork Chops, everything you need to know about them is in the name!

To start, they’re sugar-free yet they’re sweet, thanks to the help of Swerve. Swerve is a sugar-free, zero calorie, non-glycemic sweetener that is a cup-for-cup sugar replacement and comes in brown, regular granulated, and confectioners. So, we start with Swerve and add the spicy – chipotle chili powder. Next we add some more spices to make a complete, flavorful rub, and then, well, we rub the rub on the pork chops.

While the pork chops sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, take that time to prep some veggies, toss up a side salad, and/or chop some sweet potatoes to roast. While the pork chops are baking, roast the sweet potatoes, finish cooking your veggies or making your salad dressing, and by the time the chops have done cooking and resting … ta-da! Dinner is served.

Gluten Free Pork Chop Dry Rub Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Gluten Free Pork Chop Dry Rub
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Sugar-Free Sweet and Spicy Rubbed Pork Chops

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rest time35 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


Sweet and Spicy Rub

  • ¼ cup Swerve Brown
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder

Pork Chops

  • 4 bone-in center cut pork chops
  • 4 tablespoons Sweet and Spicy Rub


Sweet and Spicy Rub

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk well until fully combined. Can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 6 months in the pantry. (Makes about 1 cup.)

Pork Chops

  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of rub on all sides of the pork chops, pressing the rub onto the meat well. Place on the prepared baking sheet and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the pork chops for 20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Sugar-Free Sweet and Spicy Rubbed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 984mg41%
Potassium 646mg18%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Amy C Darragh
    August 1, 2021

    This rub is amazing! A little spicy a little bbq just a hint of sweet. There’s a ton of flavor going on here!
    I would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a sugar free rub option! I personally don’t love swerve but the taste doesn’t come through just the sweet.
    *I didn’t follow the cooking instructions. We smoked them

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