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A good Texas-style barbecue is all about slow, low heat, and using just enough dry rub to add a little zip, but not overpower the meat. A Texas-style brisket is a must at any cookout on any occasion, but what really makes it shine is the brisket dry rub.
What is Brisket?
A brisket is a large, tough cut of beef that comes from the breast or lower chest of a cow. It's one of the nine beef primal cuts, and it's one of four main barbecue types of meat. Brisket has lots of connective tissue, so it needs to be cooked low and slow for a long time to break down the tissue without overcooking the meat.
This simple Texas beef brisket rub recipe is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. It takes just a few minutes to mix together and will add an irresistible flavor and spice to your next batch of savory brisket. Here's how to make a delicious brisket dry rub using just six ingredients.
Homemade Texas Brisket Rub Ingredients
- ½ cup black pepper
- ½ cup sea salt
- 2 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon Mexene chili powder - view here
- ½ teaspoon cumin
Mix together all of the above ingredients in a bowl.
Place the brisket in a separate large bowl. Add the rub and mix thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 24 hours before smoking.
This recipe should make enough for several 15-lb briskets. Store the extra rub seasoning mixture in a jar with a tight lid so that it's fresh and ready to go for your next cookout.
Try making it your own by adding one or more extra ingredients, such as spanish smoked paprika or cayenne pepper.