Barbecue Brisket Rub

Cayenne pepper
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  • 7 mins
  • Prep: 7 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 1/2 cup (1 serving)
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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.  

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.