Happy Memorial Day!

BJ Bounds

This weekend is another long weekend for most of us!  It’s another one of my favorite holidays because it celebrates our nation’s fallen heroes.  I love seeing all of the patriotic clothes and decorations at the stores pre-4th-of-July.   I was especially happy this week to find US Flag t-shirts at Wal-Mart for only $3.88.  But I digress!

Since Memorial Day falls in May, the weather (at least in Texas) is hot but not too hot.  That makes this holiday a perfect weekend for outdoor activities.  And best of all, Memorial Day stands for all things grilled!

So in celebration of Memorial Day and to thank our veterans out there, today I’m going to post one of my favorite brisket rub recipes.  There’s nothing like a smoked brisket cooked low and slow!

Sweet Chili Rub

One quarter cup chili powder
One quarter cup brown sugar
Two tablespoons ground black pepper
One tablespoon kosher salt
One teaspoon cayenne pepper
One teaspoon ground cumin

Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Pack onto all sides of the brisket you’re going to smoke and let it rest in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!  We’ll talk again next week!

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