When you think of Texas barbecue, you think of smoked brisket. Whether the flavors of Texas barbecue are familiar from your childhood or something new you desire to try, your taste buds are in for quite a ride.
Brisket offers a delicious flavor and with the right dry rub and proper preparation in a smoker, you will find it is some of the best tasting meat you will ever experience. What goes into the dry rub makes a difference as well.
There are other dry rubs that incorporate different flavors that aren’t natural to the meat you want to enjoy or add too much spice, too much salt, or too much sweetness. At Casa M Spice Co™, our spice blends are made from all natural ingredients and designed to specifically bring out the best in your meat, enhancing the natural flavors of the meat for an experience to remember.
What goes into our smoked brisket dry rub? It all starts with a base of our Chain Reaction™ season-all that goes great with anything and everything. Made with all natural ingredients like paprika, salt, pepper, garlic, onion and ground chiles, it is a seasoning that brings together smoky and earthy flavors before leaving a lingering and building heat.
Our smoked brisket dry rub, called Cattle Drive™, adds to the Chain Reaction™ formula to create a low salt formulation that allows you to season to taste and not worry about oversalting. A touch of sugar in the spice blend creates that perfect outer bark to your brisket that makes it crisp and seals in the flavors.
Once you have that perfect brisket rub, you want to properly prepare your brisket so you and your family and friends can enjoy the delicious flavors done right. Before you prepare your grill or smoker, you want to complete seasoning the meat and let it sit at room temperature for an hour. Load your smoker with wood – we recommend using a combination of mesquite, hickory, and apple woods- and heat to 250 degrees. Place the brisket in the smoker and let it heat until the meat has reached an internal temperature of 200 degrees. This can take up to 12 hours. Monitor the brisket throughout the process, since it could take more or less than 12 hours.
Once the brisket has cooked and reached the proper internal temperature, remove it from the smoker and let it rest to cool to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. At this point, if you are serving the brisket later, you can wrap it in butcher paper and place it in a cooler to maintain temperature until you are ready to serve or you can serve it right away. When you do serve the brisket, carve the meat and enjoy.
Cattle Drive™ tastes great on so much more than brisket. It can be used on any beef dish, including charbroiled steaks, tri-tip, beef ribs, burgers and more. No matter how you prepare your beef, the Cattle Drive™ seasoning will take it to another level and leave you wanting more.
The holidays may be behind us, but there’s always a reason to give gifts. Maybe you have a belated holiday party, a birthday of someone special in your family or even a housewarming or anniversary gift for a loved one. Get them the gift of great flavor that can be shared often with friends and family. At Casa M Spice Co™, we have gift sets of many sizes that are perfect for any kitchen. These are perfect for someone who needs to refill the shakers of their favorite Casa M Spice Co™ blend or someone who wants to try our spice blends.
After two decades of perfecting our spice blends, including our smoked brisket dry rub, Casa M Spice Co™ has made them available for you from our family table to yours. With flavors influenced by Cajun, Mexican, and Southwestern cuisine, our spice blends are carefully crafted with a love for delicious food. These spice blends have been tried and tested through numerous family events to lead to our finished products including our Chain Reaction™ original blend, Cattle Drive™ and every other blend, including our chicken spice blend Free Range™, our pork spice blend Whole Hog™ and more.
Perhaps this new year, one of your resolutions is simply to expand your palate with new and interesting flavors that you have yet to try. Let Casa M Spice Co™ help you experience the great taste of Texas brisket with our smoked brisket dry rub. Take a chance and try something new and exciting with the many blends from Casa M Spice Co™. We believe that great flavor makes great food and great food makes great memories. We hope that you can make some great memories in the new year with the help of Casa M Spice Co™!