Brisket Rub

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: About 8 cups
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1 cup paprika

1/2 cup coriander seeds 

1/2 cup fennel seeds

1/2 cup black peppercorns

1/4 cup allspice berries

1/4 cup chile powder 

1/4 cup whole cloves

1/4 cup curry powder 

1/4 cup mustard powder 

1/4 cup white peppercorns

6 star anise pods 

1 cup garlic salt 

1 cup kosher salt 

3/4 cup brown sugar 

1/2 cup celery salt 

1/2 cup onion powder 


  1. Toast the paprika, coriander, fennel, black peppercorns, allspice, chile powder, cloves, curry powder, mustard powder, white peppercorns and star anise in a skillet over low heat until fragrant. Transfer to a spice grinder and blitz to a fine powder. Put the mixture in a medium bowl and stir in the garlic salt, kosher salt, brown sugar, celery salt and onion powder. Store in a sealed container.
  2. Use the rub on brisket or your favorite protein, making sure to cover the brisket completely and cure 24 hours before cooking.