View Full Version : Good Brisket rub without black pepper

08-28-2015, 09:55 PM
Anyone ever bbq a brisket without black (or any pepper)? My friend has this challenge for his father in law who is allergic. He is an experienced brisket guy, from TX, but we both never made a rub or smoked one without pepper in it.

08-28-2015, 10:03 PM
I've never either but no reason why you couldn't. Maybe try salt, garlic and onion powder, savory, and mustard powder.

08-28-2015, 10:08 PM
Maybe take salt and soak it in Sriracha on a baking sheet. Bake it for hours at a low temperature. Then the salt has bite. Not sure if it will "replace" pepper, but it might be a lot of fun.

08-28-2015, 10:22 PM
Take the ole feller to the woods:rolleyes: or mop it with instead of a traditional rub http://amazingribs.com/recipes/BBQ_sauces/texas_BBQ_mop-sauce.html and leave out the stuff he can't tolerate.

08-28-2015, 10:36 PM
I'd be tempted to try just using salt for the rub. Beef is delicious without pepper. The smoke will add depth.

Smoke on Badger Mountain
08-29-2015, 12:53 AM
I would replace the pepper with just a little granulated onion and garlic. I have tried this and it's pretty good.

08-29-2015, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the input everyone!