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12 Brisket Rub Recipes To Spice Up Your Meat

If you're new to making a brisket rub or are tired of your usual recipe, we're here to help. We've compiled a list of the best brisket rub recipes out there, so you can BBQ brisket with flavors that are out of this world. You can also enjoy these rubs with a good cut of tri-tip steak. Once you've got these beef brisket rubs perfected, you're gonna want to turn to grilling every day for dinner. Keep in mind that you can get most of these spices from your local store or Amazon, and many spices come in a gluten-free option for sensitive stomachs. Many of these rubs add less than 100 kcals as well. Skip the marinade and check out these amazing BBQ rubs.

1. Authentic Texas-Style Dry Rub

This dry rub recipe features paprika, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, parsley, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander, and so much more. And, of course, you'll need a beef brisket ready to go when prep time is over.

2. 6-Ingredient Brisket Rub Recipe

This recipe only calls for kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and ground coriander. Simple and delicious, with a short total time of 5 minutes!

3. Low-Carb Texas Rub

This recipe is specifically meant to be more low-carb than others and includes cayenne pepper and dried oregano. You store all the ingredients in an airtight container until ready for use.

4. Brisket Rub Recipe with Mustard Powder

If you're a mustard powder fan, this recipe from Dinner at the Zoo is for you. It's got a bunch of brown sugar, too, and just 12g carbohydrates and 9g sugar.

5. Emeril's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

You know this one will be good. The recipe includes a dry rub mix that features chili powder and dry mustard. You can follow the brisket recipe, too, or just stick to the part about the spice blend.

6. Lisa Bryan's Brisket Dry Rub

This spice rub includes 3 tablespoons of maple sugar. Yum! See the recipe here.

7. Brown Sugar Rub

Like brown sugar? You'll love this one. This great rub has 1/2 cup brown sugar and suggests sea salt as one of the ingredients. You won't need barbecue sauce when you're done with this one.

8. Angry Texan Brisket Rub

This one even has a fun name! It features cracked black pepper, granulated garlic, and two teaspoons of ancho chili pepper. See the recipe.

9. Food Network Beef Brisket Rub #1


Dried oregano leaves and coarse black pepper go into this rub you can use to cook brisket for a small army.

10. Smoked Brisket Rub Recipe

Unlike a few of the other entries, this one actually has white sugar as one of the ingredients. Check out the recipe.

11. Dark Brown Sugar Brisket Rub

This recipe calls for dark brown sugar and sweet paprika as well as mild chili powder.

12. Sweet and Spicy Rub

Finally, this recipe includes hot paprika, chipotle pepper powder, ground cayenne pepper, and more. See it here.

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