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What Makes a Great Brisket Rub?

Some questions are just fundamental to human existence. What is our purpose? What is our place in the universe? What is the meaning of life? And, of course, what makes a great brisket BBQ rub

While we cannot hope to answer all of the questions posed above, we can certainly take a crack at what makes a great, nay, the best, brisket BBQ rub. Below, we describe the methodology we used to come up with what we believe is a comprehensive list of the top ingredients to include in your next brisket rub. 

What Makes a Brisket Rub? 

If you go searching for brisket rub recipes, you’ll find several variations on how to best season this tough piece of meat. We took the top five results and compared each of their ingredients lists. You can see the recipes and their ingredient lists below. 

Brisket Rub Recipes & Ingredients

Brown Sugar Rub: paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder, brown sugar

Easy Brisket Rub: paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, brown sugar 

Barbeque Brisket Rub: paprika, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, ground cumin

Chili Pepper Rub: brown sugar, chili peppers, chili powder, onion powder, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper

Maple Sugar Rub: paprika, maple sugar, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cumin, cayenne pepper

Next, we tallied up each instance of an ingredient and ranked them from most to least common. These recipes average seven ingredients, so we took the top seven most common ingredients and separated them out from the rest. Using this method of refinement, we can now present all the ingredients necessary to make the best brisket BBQ rub ever!

Ingredients of the Best Brisket Rub

Salt, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper 

And, if you want to add a little extra flavour, try our two runners up, dried oregano and ground cumin!

Try a Host of Delicious BBQ Rub Flavour Combinations

While the ingredients above might be the most common in brisket rubs, that doesn’t mean they are the only option. Different flavour combinations present different experiences and tastes, so add some variety by tasting all the many BBQ rubs available at BBQVille Canada and find your next favourite! 

BBQVille Canada is your source for everything barbecue in Canada. From smokers, grills and accessories to rubs and sauces, we supply everything you need to go from amateur cook to pro chef. Plus, with shipping from coast to Canadian coast, exclusive products and great prices, we won’t be beat. Bring a little authentic Southern spice or Jamaican jerk to your next backyard bonanza with BBQVille Canada. And don’t forget to check out Airdrie Canvas for all your canvas needs!


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