Thea's Rub

Jane Whittaker


I owe this one to my good friend Thea Pappalardo. She gave me this recipe last year, and it is my go to for my brisket and steaks.
I have the recipe with a magnet on my fridge and keep some made up all the time for when we smoke or grill.


★★★★★ 3 votes

many pieces of meats
5 Min
No-Cook or Other


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1/2 c
dark brown sugar
1 Tbsp
ground black pepper
2 Tbsp
kosher salt
1 tsp
1 tsp
cayenne powder
2 tsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
2 tsp
ground dry mustard,
2 tsp
granulated garlic powder

How to Make Thea's Rub


  • 1Combine all in a bowl.
  • 2I keep mine unrefrigerated in an air tight container in my cupboard.
  • 3To use, just scatter all over the surface of the meat you are smoking or grilling, rub into the meat, and grill or smoke as desired

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About Thea's Rub

Course/Dish: Marinades, Rubs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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