Brisket Brown Sugar Rub Recipe

Brisket Brown Sugar Rub
Claire Cohen
  • 8 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Makes 1 2/3 Cups (16 Servings)
Ratings (164)

This is a good, sweet brown sugar brisket rub that you requires little prep time. Of course, feel free to adjust the heat by using a hot or mild chili powder. This is one of my favorites and we guarantee it will become one of yours too.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL salt (sea or kosher)
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL paprika
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL​ chili powder (choose a hot or mild powder depending on your tastes)

How to Make It

  1. Mix ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Firmly pack rub evenly onto brisket 30 to 40 minutes before smoking. Wrap in plastic wrap or place in a large plastic bag and let sit at room temperature.
  3. This rub can be stored in an air tight container for several days, but after a week or two the brown sugar will start to crystallize. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 40
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2,439 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)