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This brisket rub is the perfect combination of sweet and smoky. It adds enormous flavor to smoked brisket or oven brisket, making it (in my opinion) the best brisket rub.
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4.83 from 29 votes

Brisket Dry Rub

This brisket rub is the best combination of sweet and spicy, with paprika, garlic and maple sugar. I've tried many brisket rub recipes and this is definitely my favorite.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brisket dry rub, brisket rub
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 354.6kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 3 tbsp maple sugar
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Use immediately or store in an airtight container.


  • This recipe makes approximately 1/2 cup of brisket rub.
  • I'm obsessed with using spices (both fresh and dry) in my healthy recipes. For a peek inside my spice drawer, make sure to watch my Spice Drawer Organization and Tips video.
  • If your local market doesn't have granulated maple sugar, this is the brand I buy from Amazon.


Calories: 354.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 79.5g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14199.1mg | Fiber: 16.9g | Sugar: 34.7g