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Best BBQ Rub in Texas Recipe
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Best BBQ Rub in Texas

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"An old family recipe, this is the best BBQ rub in TEXAS! Rub into beef at least 2 hours before cooking. Great for brisket."

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Original recipe makes 5 cups Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large bowl, mix seasoning salt, paprika, chili powder, ginger, nutmeg, dry mustard, cloves, dry mesquite flavored seasoning mix, garlic salt, black pepper and brown sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

My only complaint with this rub is it made soooo much, which is okay because you can keep it for later use. It gave a very good flavor to my brisket.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2006

I hate to disagree with so many people, but I made this mix because of all the positive reviews and was so disapointed! I was smoking a beef brisket, a pork roast, and some chicken and used this mix on all three. WAAAAAAAAY too salty!!! I am not watching my salt intake, or on a salt free diet but I felt like Lot's wife after eating this meat seasoned with this rub. Recipe calls for 16 ounces of salt seasoning (I used Lawreys) and truly believe if I had cut that in half, it would still be way too salty. We didn't even taste any of the other seasonings. so sorry to give a negative review but I fixed it according to measurements.

Jan 25, 2004

Prepared BBQ beef for a family function and all raved about the beef. It was very easy to prepare and we slow cooked the beef (20lbs)for nearly 24 hours.

Jan 25, 2004

This is an excellent rub. I take a massive beef brisket, rub it down good, pour a couple of jars of barbeque concentrate over it, wrap it in foil and let it sit for about 2 hours before slow smoking it at 250 degrees for 16-24 hrs. The tenderness and the subtle spices in the rub are indescribable. Highly recommended, though it does make a LOT of rub (save in a container and use later, still good).

Oct 16, 2005

We were in charge of making/smoking the brisket for my dad's 65th birthday party. I made this up, exactly to recipe, on Tuesday. Placed in an airtight container. Rubbed on 12 lbs. brisket on Thursday morning. Put brisket in smoker Saturday evening, took it out 12 hours later, today (Sunday), and it was out of this world!!!!! Many, many compliments on the meat. The brisket was 12 lbs and we still had tons leftover. Would recommend this recipe. Thanks!

Jan 25, 2004

Greatest way to flavor ribs I have ever used. I precooked the ribs with this rub and used an off the shelf plain BBQ sauce. They were still as good or better than any rib at a summer cook-off.

Jul 09, 2005

I needed a rub recipe for beef ribs quickly & found this one. Even though we did not have seasoning salt, the dry mesquite mix or the time to let the rub sit on the meat for 2 hours, our ribs were great. My husband did not even use his favorite BBQ sauce. FYI - I reduced the recipe using the calculator for a portion servig 6.

Jan 25, 2004

Very good


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  • Calories
  • 30 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1925 mg
  • 77%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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