Chili Pepper Rub for Brisket

Chili Pepper Rub for Brisket
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 1 2/3 cup (6 servings)
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This is a good, simple rub for beef, particularly barbecue brisket. You can adjust the heat by using either hot or mild chili powder.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup/240 mL brown sugar
  • 2 green chili peppers (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt (sea)
  • 1/2 tablespoon/7.5 mL cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon/7.5 mL black pepper (coarse ground)

How to Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Pack all around a 10-pound brisket and refrigerate 24 hours before smoking.
  2. Place in the smoker, careful not to dislodge the rub. Smoke for 8 hours. Store this rub in an airtight container in a cool dark place. It is best to not store this rub too long or the brown sugar will harden and clump.