BBQ Beef Rub Recipe

Recipe by: The Smoker King

This is a BBQ beef rub that I use on brisket, Tri-tip, and just about any other beef that I am going to barbecue. It adds a great flavor to the meat which is not overpowering. A barbecue rub should add flavor to the meat, but not too much so the natural flavors of the smoke an meat are overpowered.

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Beef Rub


1 . 2 1/2-tablespoons dark brown sugar
2. 2-tablespoons paprika
3. 2-teaspoons mustard powder
4. 2-teaspoons onion powder
5. 2-teaspoons garlic powder
6. 1 1/2-teaspoons dried basil
7. 1-teaspoon ground bay leaves
8. 3/4-teaspoon ground coriander seed
9. 3/4-teaspoon ground savory
10. 3/4-teaspoon dried thyme
11. 3/4-teaspoon ground black pepper
12. 3/4-teaspoon ground white pepper
13. 1/8-teaspoon ground cumin
14. 1- tablespoon salt


1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients
2. Use on beef the night before you are going to cook.
3. Store in an airtight jar at room temperature until ready to use.