The secret to a delicious Texas brisket is in the rub. A rub is a mixture of spices that is rubbed into the meat before cooking. It infuses the brisket with flavor. Everyone has his or her own version of Texas brisket rub and each one can have a unique flavor. Make a big batch of it and store it in an air tight container in the pantry.
Brown Sugar Rib Rub enough for one rack 2/3 cup brown sugar 2 Tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoons ground black pepper 1 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder 1 teaspoons cayenne (try on tempeh)