Select Page

Jerry’s Texas Barbecue Rub Recipe

As promised, my smoker was up and running well before sunrise this morning. As I write this, 2.8 pounds of beef brisket and 3.4 pounds of Boston Butt Pork roast are transforming from “just meat” to barbecue.

(Sorry Biggles, I know Meathenge labs doesn’t consider any cut of animal to be “just meat”)

The first step in any real Texas Barbecue is the dry rub. I know that Northerners sometimes prefer a wet method and that’s just fine with me, but around here that ain’t barbecue, and we’re doing this Texas style, which means using a dry barbecue rub.  Don’t let it put you off, it’s really simple to do.

This is a new rub for me. It was adapted from Jim Goode’s Beef Rub because to be honest if I’m going to try a new barbecue rub, I’m going to base it on the rub used by Houston’s #1 Pit man. The modifications made were due either to my inability to read at 4:45 am or the lack of a specific spice in my pantry.

So here we go kiddies! Step One for honest-to-Texas barbecue…

Jerry's Texas Barbecue Rub Recipe
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup fine sea salt.
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Hungarian Paprika
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. died basil
  • 1 tsp. crushed dried bay leaves
  • 3/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • 3/4 tsp. ground savory
  • 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
Method
  1. Mix all ingredients together well. Store in an airtight container until used. (Makes approximately 1 cup rub)

What I would have done differently…

It’s still too early to say, really. I’ll let you know after I’ve tried it.

Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  This is a seriously good barbecue rub!

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
I agree to have my personal information transfered to Mad Mimi ( more information )
Join over 3.000 visitors who are receiving our newsletter and learn how to optimize your blog for search engines, find free traffic, and monetize your website.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.
Pin1K
Share28
Yum121
Tweet
1K Shares