Thanks to our regular contributor Kristy from Mommy Hates Cooking for her latest post, it’s all about different (and tasty!) rub recipes for brisket.
One of my husband’s favorite things to do when the weather is nice is to smoke brisket. Lucky for him it’s one of my favorite things to eat! I enjoy chopped brisket with homemade BBQ sauce, nothing like it on a fall day. The major factor in smoking a tasty brisket is what type of rub or seasonings that you use on the brisket. The rub is what flavors the outside of the brisket and then as it smokes the flavors seep into the meat.
As we have smoked many briskets, we have tried several different types of rubs, but we found they these recipes are actually harder to find than we had originally thought. To make it easier on you and give you a little bit of motivation to smoke brisket this year, I am going to share with you some of our favorites.
Brown Sugar and Spice – This post is actually titled ‘Rib Rubs’, but we have used this rub on both brisket and ribs. One of the things I love about this rub is how much the recipe actually makes. With the amount the recipe makes we have more than enough to last us at least a year. We tried this one recently and it was a very sweet flavor with a kick. It was a nice alternative to simply having a BBQ rub.
Brisket Rub - This rub is spicy without the sweet taste of the previous rub. This one is a keeper for my husband who loves spicy, for me I’d rather not have any spice. If you are a spicy lover like my husband is, you will appreciate this rub on your smoked brisket.
Texas Brisket Rub - Being that we live very close to Texas and have had it, I have to believe that they know their brisket. This Texas rub uses all the ingredients that are likely to be found in your pantry. This makes it easy for you to put this rub together without extra expense on ingredients.
Pepper Rib Rub – This post shows you how to smoke the brisket as well as featuring this pepper based rib rub. This is sure to have a bit of a kick but also be tasty. This is one of the few rubs that I have found to use chili peppers.
Coffee Rub – Are you a coffee addict like me and can’t get enough? Then, this rub is for you! This rub uses ground coffee to add a strong flavor to the brisket. I have actually never tried this one before but looking forward to it soon. Remember that after you make any of these rubs store the remaining rub in an air tight container in order for it to last longer. I prefer mason jars to store mine in, it also makes for a nice decorative touch in your spice cabinet or on your counter.
Are you ready to smoke meats? What’s your favorite way to smoke meat?
Kristy Still is the creator of Mommy Hates Cooking, wife to a loving husband and mother to an energy filled toddler. She realized after her son was born that her cooking skills were going to have to go up a notch to keep healthy food on the table for her family. There was only one problem, she hates cooking. She ended up making the decision to start her own blog as an attempt to find motivation and share her trials with others. To learn more about Kristy be sure to check out her featured foodie profile on RecipeLion.