The taste that comes from smoked meats is very unique and takes a great amount of preparation, time, and dedication to get just right. There is a specific process that needs to be followed to get the right flavor and texture from smoking meats. There is also a level of preparation, where you apply the right seasoning, that can make a huge difference in the way your meat tastes.
This is especially true of smoked brisket. It is a delicacy and needs to be prepared properly to have that authentic Texas flavor. Having a smoked brisket dry rub that combines all the right flavors and uses the right ingredients to create a juicy flavor and the perfect outer bark that is crispy and delicious is necessary.
When it comes to finding a smoked brisket dry rub, look no further than Casa M Spice Co™. Casa M Spice Co™ knows what makes a great brisket and combines unique flavor profiles to create a mouth-watering spice blend that you won’t soon forget.
Today, we will look at the spice blend for a delicious brisket and how to properly prepare a brisket so it has all of the qualities you desire.
Any great brisket flavor starts with the rub, and Casa M Spice Co™ has a dry rub that was designed specifically for brisket. It is called Cattle Drive™, a beef seasoning that delivers a smoking flavor to brisket. With ingredients like black pepper, onion and other spices added to our original Chain Reaction™ blend, this brisket dry rub only enhances the flavor of the meat, blends with the ground chiles to add heat, and focuses on the natural flavors from beef.
Like all of our spice blends, Cattle Drive™ is made from all natural ingredients. It is a low salt formulation, meaning you can season to taste and add as much or as little as you prefer without overseasoning or oversalting. There is also a touch of sugar in the formula that helps to form that signature bark on the outside of the brisket that clings to the meat and caramelizes as it cooks.
Cattle Drive™ isn’t just for brisket. It tastes great on any beef dish like tri-tip, beef ribs, burgers and more. You can even use this seasoning on other foods like fruits and vegetables, eggs and more. The possibilities are endless with the many Casa M Spice Co™ blends.
For those who like more of a kick in their seasonings, there is a wilder version of Cattle Drive™ called Uncontrolled Cattle Drive™. If a milder taste is more of your thing, there is also Controlled Cattle Drive™. All seasonings come in Controlled and Uncontrolled varieties.
Now that you know more about the spice blend, it’s time to put this smoked brisket dry rub to use. Start by getting a quality brisket that is USDA Prime or better for the best results. Place the brisket into a plastic storage bin for the dry brine. Sprinkle the brisket with ¼ teaspoon of salt per pound of brisket. Then season the brisket to taste with our Cattle Drive™ seasoning. Using our stainless steel shakers is the best way to do this and distribute spices evenly so the entire surface is covered. Cover the brisket and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours to overnight to dry brine.
Once the dry brine step is complete, you can start to set up the smoker. Load with a mix of woods -- we recommend hickory, mesquite and apple -- and heat to 250 degrees. Move the brisket to the smoker and let it heat up until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 200 degrees. This can take up to 12 hours to achieve the right results.
Remove the brisket from the smoker when the temperature reaches 200 degrees and let it cool to 160 degrees internally. If you are serving the brisket later, you want to wrap it in butcher paper and place it in a cooler to maintain the temperature, but if you are serving immediately, you can start to slice it up and serve.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the best brisket dry rub that delivers authentic Texas brisket flavors and leaves your family and friends wanting more of that mouth-watering flavor. You can get Cattle Drive™ from Casa M Spice Co™ in many sizes from the 10-ounce stainless steel shaker to the eight-ounce plastic shaker or replacement bags of seasoning in 10 ounces and one pound.We believe in great flavors because it makes truly great food. Sharing meals with loved ones over great tasting food creates great memories and with the help of Casa M Spice Co™, we can help you create new memories around your family table. Purchase your first pack of smoked brisket dry rub and give it a try!