Smoked Brisket Rub

So, it’s time to smoke up a brisket and I have just the rub for you to use. This smoked brisket rub will impart the right flavors for a long, low and slow cook. All the classic flavors balanced to perfection. There is sweet, heat and savory, without any one of them jumping up to distract from the smoke and the beef. 

Smoked Brisket Rub

Smoked Brisket Rub

Derrick Riches
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Rubs
Cuisine American BBQ


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds


  • Combine all listed ingredients in a bowl. Apply to brisket. Let seasoned meat stand for 10-15 minutes before placing into the smoker. Cook as directed. Discard any rub that has come into contact with raw meat.
  • Save time and make this rub beforehand. Combine ingredients and store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 6 months. You can triple or quadruple this recipe for multiple briskets.


Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
Keyword barbecue brisket, barbecue rub, brisket rub

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