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Our Favorite Dry Rub Recipes for Smoked Brisket

You'll love these dry rub recipes for smoked brisket, Texas-style. They are very easy to make, and deliver tons of flavor to ensure your pit-master fame!

You can store these rubs in an air-tight container, in the refrigerator or freezer, for weeks. 


Texas-Style Brisket Rub


NOTE: This recipe is sufficient for a 10-12 lb./4.5-5.4 kg beef brisket.

Mix together thoroughly the following:

  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper

Rub your brisket thoroughly, barbecue, and receive endless accolades.



Traditional Texas Brisket Rub


NOTE: This recipe is for a 5-6 lb./2.3-2.7 kg beef brisket.

Mix together thoroughly the following:

  • 2 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar



Chuckwagon Texas Brisket Rub


NOTE: This recipe is for a 5-6 lb./2.3-2.7 kg beef brisket.

Mix together thoroughly the following:

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt (kosher or sea)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

If you would like to know more on how to use a dry rub, or for more "tried 'n true" rub recipe winners, go to our Dry Rub Recipes page.

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