This is the Best Beef Brisket Rub, and it’s the perfect all-purpose recipe!

This is such a delicious beef brisket rub, but it’s also much more. Make this homemade Texas-style dry rub to spice up your entire BBQ repertoire! It works well to add to a marinade, and it’s great sprinkled on Philly Cheesesteak or even Hamburger Foil Packets. Use it to spice up those summer grill recipes or slow-roasted favorites!

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Best Brisket Rub Ever!

  • Used as a rub or mixed into a marinade, this brisket rub for beef delivers classic BBQ flavor with a touch of sweetness on a smoked or slow cooker beef brisket.
  • Make a double batch because it won’t be long before this multi-use rub is used up on chicken, pork, fish, and even vegetables!
  • Brisket rub works with any cooking method. Bake, roast, grill, broil, or fry! Use it to smoke meat, too. Every application is perfect using this rub!

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What’s in Beef Brisket Rub?

SWEET – Hy’s seasoning salt has been upgraded with a few new ingredients. Brown sugar creates a glazed, caramelized coating with amazing rich flavor!

SPICY – Chili powder, paprika, and black pepper are where it’s at for creating just the right amount of spice against the sweet & salty background flavors!

SAVORY – Of course, any rub worth its salt (pardon the pun) has to have onion and garlic powder for that savory touch. It adds just the right balance to meats, and vegetables too.  

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Try using this recipe as a base, then add whatever’s in the pantry to create a unique blend!

  • Red chili flakes, mustard powder, lemon pepper, or even a sugar substitute like erythritol can be used for sugar-free seasoning salt.
  • Make a glaze with some liquid smoke, stone ground mustard, honey, or maple syrup, and brush on meat or fish before pan-frying, oven roasting, or grilling. This rub also goes well with a balsamic reduction of any kind!
  • Believe it or not, coffee adds amazing flavor to dry rub! Try a little dark coffee and see what happens! 

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How to Make Brisket Rub

This is the easy part! It’s just 1, 2, and done!

  1. Simply whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl (per the recipe below).
  2. Then store in a container with a tight-fitting lid. A glass mason jar is best for seeing how much is left (and for shaking before using!)

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Keep brisket rub in a sealed jar in a cool place and it will last up to 2 years. Give it a solid shake before using to break up any clumps that may have formed while being stored. Dry brisket rub can be frozen and kept in a zippered bag if desired. This will keep it super fresh for every use!

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Best Beef Brisket Rub

This tasty brisket rub make beef tender and savory. It's a sweet and spicy rub that tenderizes while adding flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 48 servings
Author Candace



  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  • Store in a mason jar with a lid, or any sealed airtight container.


Serving size is 1 Tablespoon.
Entire recipe makes about 3 cups of seasoning.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 30 | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1994mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 866IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Seasonings
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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