Smoked Beef Brisket Rub

Smoked Beef Brisket Rub

15 mins

One of the best characteristics of a smoked brisket is the way the smoke enhances the meat's natural flavor. This flavor is mostly derived from the thin, top layer of fat. It is this fat that melts its way into the brisket as it cooks within the smoker. To make this moist and juicy cut taste even better, coat your brisket with this Smoked Brisket Rub, a flavorful blend of spices and herbs, before smoking.


For the Rub

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley


Step 1 Of 3
Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
Use paper towels to dry the brisket. This will prevent the rub from clumping together in wetter areas.
Spread the rub generously over the brisket before smoking. Be sure to coat all sides.
Hot Tip
Gently press the rub into the surface of the brisket to help the spices stick during a long cook time.
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