Smoked Brisket with Southwestern Wet Rub

Smoked Brisket with Southwestern Wet Rub
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  • 10 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 8 to 10
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The rub used for this smoked brisket should be prepared as a thick paste, which will help it adhere to the meat. Flavorful and delicious, this smoked brisket will quickly become a favorite.

What You'll Need

  • 1 beef brisket (about 8 to 10 pounds or 3.6 to 4/5 kg)
  • For Rub:
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) paprika
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) salt
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL)​ Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) powdered cumin

How to Make It

1. Preheat smoker and add wood chips (follow your instruction manual). Clean and dry the brisket. Combine rub ingredients and apply onto brisket.

2. Place brisket in smoker for 8 to 10 hours. Keep the smoker temperature at about 220 degrees F/105 degrees C. To increase tenderness, take the brisket out of the smoker, wrap in aluminum foil and place in oven at 180 to 200 degrees F/80 to 90 degrees C for the last two hours.

Typically after 8 to 10 hours a piece of meat will have absorbed as much smoke as it can and additional smoking may impart a bitter flavor.

3. Take brisket off of heat and allow to sit for 20 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1143
Total Fat 60 g
Saturated Fat 23 g
Unsaturated Fat 26 g
Cholesterol 435 mg
Sodium 1,018 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 136 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)