The right brisket dry rub recipe can turn a good brisket into a great one. Mouthwatering briskets just don’t happen, they are made. It takes a good piece of meat and the right spices.
There are hundreds of dry rub recipes available, from home made to pre-packaged commercially produced products.
Your best bet is to consider what type of flavor you are trying for. If it’s a southwest flair go spicy. If it’s a neutral flavor go with simple spices.
Here are a few tried and true Dry rub recipes. You won’t go wrong starting out with one of these.
Lone Star Dry Rub:
3/4 cup paprika1/4 cup fresh ground black pepper1/4 cup chili powder, fine ground1/4 cup salt1/4 cup sugar2 tablespoons garlic powder2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne, ground fine
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Basic Brisket Rub:
1/2 cup paprika3 tablespoons ground black pepper3 tablespoons coarse salt3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Cover with plastic and refrigerate.
Well that’s enough to get you started. Start with these dry rub recipes then experiment a little more. Happy brisket smoking.
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