Over the years, I have been tinkering with my Texas-style brisket rub. I have evolved from elaborate rubs to simple ones. I really like salt and black pepper rubs that allow the smoke flavor to shine. My recipe kicks it up one notch from a straight salt & pepper (S&P) rub and adds seasoned salt. There are a few extra flavors in the seasoned salt and some sugar.
My approach to a Texas-style brisket rub is to use equal parts by volume of kosher salt and coarse ground pepper (1-to-1 by volume). On the salt side, you try different things as long as it adds up to one part by volume. Same with the pepper side of the equation. You can try different types of peppers as long as you stick to a coarse grind.
Texas Brisket RubCuisine: BarbecueDifficulty: Easy
Easy one-to-one by volume BBQ rub for Texas-stlye brisket.
1/2 cup of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1/2 cup of kosher salt
1 cup of tellicherry black pepper (coarse ground)
- Combine ingredients in a container
- Shake container until fully combined
- Store in a container for up to three months
- Two cups of the brisket rub will cover a 15lb brisket. You will have a little left over. You can use the extra rub to season brisket when you serve it, season a Bloody Mary cocktail, or flavor a homemade barbecue sauce.
Experiment using my template: 1 to 1 (salt to seasonings by volume). You really can’t go wrong. The idea is to try things and see what you Experiment with using my template: 1 to 1 (salt to seasonings by volume). You really can’t go wrong. The idea is to try things and see what you like. My tastes have changed over time. And, for brisket, I like to apply the rub and let refrigerate for at least 12 hours. This lets the salt work its magic and impart some flavors to the bark. Enjoy!