needing a good beef brisket rub

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades Sticky' started by 08umax, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. The weather here sat . Is going to be 70 deg. I'm going to smoke some ribs and a brisket , just need a good home made rub for the brisket. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance .
  2. sniltz

    sniltz Meat Mopper

     When I smoke brisket I like to have a peppery rub.

    I do everything in equal amouts except cumin cause it can be a bit over powering.

    This will make a large batch.  Just put in in a mason jar and it keeps for a good while.

    1/4 cup cumin

    1/2 cup of pepper

    1/2 cup of koser salt

    1/2 cup of granulated garlic

    1/2 cup of onion powder

    1/2 cup of paparika

    1/2 cup of chili powder

    1/2 cup of brown sugar or turbanado sugar (also called natural sugar)

    This is what I like to use.  If you don't want to make that much just, adjust it to fit.  Hope this helps.
  3. Don't trim too much fat. Rub with Worcestershire before applying rub.

    Dalmation Rub:

    50/50 Salt/Pepper (adjust as you see fit)

    add a little Granulated Garlic (optional)

    add a little Granulated Onion (optional)

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
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  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    These are two recipes I have used on Beef with success. First has a very South Western/ Texas flavor. The second is my Go To for anything Beef...JJ

    Run for the Border Rub

    2T Kosher Salt

    2T Ancho Chile Powder

    1T Chipotle Powder

    1T Oregano, Mexican is preferred 

    1T Gran Garlic

    1T Gran Onion

    1T Black Pepper

    1T Cayenne

    1-2tsp Gnd Cumin

    1tsp Cocoa Powder

    1/2tsp Cinnamon


    1T Tomato Powder

    1/2C Turbinado Sugar (Sugar in the Raw)

    Makes 3/4 to 1Cup Rub.

    This stuff is HOT and full flavored with touch of Smokiness. Feel free to adjust the heat to your taste by playing with the amount of Chipotle and Cayenne Powder. All the ingredients except maybe the Tomato Powder is available at the Grocery Store. This stuff will also Kick Butt as the seasoning in a batch of Chili. 

    Bubba Beef Rub

    2T Turbinado Sugar

    2T Kosher Salt

    2T Black Peppercorns

    1T Coriander Seed

    1T Dill Seed

    1T Dry Minced Onion

    1T Dry Minced Garlic

    1tsp Allspice Berries

    1tsp Mustard Seed

    1tsp Dry Thyme Leaves

    3 Bay Leaves, crumbled

    1tsp Juniper Berries 

    Add Cayenne if heat is desired.

    All Spices are Whole and are toasted in a dry pan over Medium heat until fragrant. The Garlic and Onion do not need to be toasted.

    Let the Spices cool then Grind in a cheapo Coffee Grinder until slightly less than Coarse. Mix with the Salt and Sugar. Store in an air tight container. Makes about a Half cup.
    Last edited: May 12, 2013
  5. whirlybirds

    whirlybirds Newbie

    I like my beef with a lot of garlic followed by a peppery kick. I don't measure, but here is what I use for beef.

    Garlic Powder

    Garlic Salt

    Black Pepper

    Cayenne Pepper

    Ground Mustard


    Onion Powder

    If you want a bit of sweetness use some light brown sugar or cane sugar
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2013
  6. Thanks guy, always look forward to the help that is on this board .
  7. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    These are good recipes. Thanks for sharing guys.
  8. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    I use a few different ones. 

    The tried and true Texas way, salt and pepper, equal parts.  Let's the smoke and meat do the talking.

    I have also tried and love, 2 parts Montreal Steak to 1 part Bad Byrons Butt rub.  Not completely home made, but it is one of my favs.

    And lastly, a good blend of several spices, but still keeping it pretty simple: 4 TBSP Kosher salt, 4 TBSP black pepper, 1 TSP granulated garlic, 1 TSP granulated onion, 1 TSP chili powder, 1 TSP cayenne. 
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did my 1st brisket a few weeks ago.  Turned out pretty good to!  [​IMG]

    Here is what I used:

    1 cup of cane sugar

    1 cup of granulated garlic

    1/2 cup paprika

    2 TBS black pepper

    2 TBS chilli powder

    1 TBS powdered beef bullion (took beef bullion granules and turned them into a powder with a spice grinder)

    1 tsp ground ginger

    1 tsp onion powder

    1 tsp ground coriander

    1 tsp cayenne

    Where in TN is Powell?

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