Barbecue Brisket Rub

Barbecue Brisket Rub
Claire Cohen
  • Total: 7 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
76 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28363mg 1,233%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 3g
Calcium 168mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The cumin and cayenne pepper in this rub add a nice Southwestern flavor to brisket. You can reduce the amount of spice in this recipe to suit your palette. 


  • 1/4 cup salt (kosher or coarse)
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (use less if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix ingredients together in bowl and apply rub to brisket 2 to 4 hours before cooking.

  2. Refrigerate meat for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours to enhance flavor. This rub can be stored for several months in an airtight container, in a dark, cool place.

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