Brisket Rub With BBQ Sauce

You're Going To Like This.

Try this with my Green Beans and Potato Pancakes.


  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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Your going to like this!



  • 5 lb Brisket
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • ¾ tsp Mustard Powder


Mix all of the ingredients together and stir.  Spoon a generous amount of rub on the meat and with your fingers rub the spices all over every part of the surface of the brisket, including any and all crevices.

Let your meat rest with the rub for about an hour.  If you can, I think it’s better to let it rest for 24 hours in the refrigerator.  When you are ready to cook the meat, bring it to room temperature for 30 minutes.

For bbq sauce, measure about 1 cup of ketchup and add 3 Tbls of the rub mixture into the ketchup and mix.  Place BBQ sauce all over the meat.

Since I don’t have a smoker, I cooked my brisket in the oven.  Preheat the oven to 250.  Place the brisket in a shallow baking dish and cover with foil and bake for about 4 hours.

Note:  Store rub in an airtight container until ready to use again.  The rub keeps for up to 4 months.  If you want to brown your meat first you may want to use the rub after browning.  Since it has sugar, it will brown/burn faster than the browning.  So add the rub after and place in a shallow baking dish and bake as above.

Let meat rest for about 15 minutes after taking it out of the oven.  Then thinly slice meat on the bias and serve.