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Brisket Brown Sugar Rub

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Brisket Brown Sugar Rub
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This is a good, sweet brisket rub that you will need only one measuring cup for. Of course, you can adjust the heat by using mild or hot chili powder.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 2/3 cups


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup salt (coarse salt works best)
  • 1/3 cup paprika
  • 1/3 cup chili powder (choose a hot or mild powder depending on your tastes)
  • 1/3 cup ground black pepper


Mix ingredients and pack firmly around brisket 12-24 hours before smoking. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in a large plastic bag. This rub can be stored for several days, but after a week or two the brown sugar will crystallize.
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 5 out of 5

I just smoked my first brisket ever, and used this recipe.....all though I used cayenne pepper instead of chile, just a lot less. It melted in my mouth.....cant wait to serve it up......Definately A+

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