Rubs, Brines and Sauce

Adding layers of flavor to your meat, before and after it hits the smoke, is an important step in creating Extraordinary BBQ. Here is a quick and handy guide to the rubs, brines and sauces we use in these recipes.

Award Winning Rib Rub Recipe This is the recipe that made the Slabs a Smokin competition team famous when they won 2nd place in ribs at Memphis in May.

Pastrami Rub Making your own pastrami from a brined brisket is easy and incredibly delicious when you use this great seasoning blend.

Award Winning Brisket Rub This rub helped Slabs a Smokin win a First Place brisket and many top twenty calls.

Burger Rub Take your hamburgers to the next level with this simple but tasty burger rub!

Cajun Seasoning Recipe Cajun Seasoning Recipe A great way to make chicken breasts and pasta dishes more flavorful.

All Purpose Rub The paprika gives great color while the sugars and salt partner nicely with the chili powder and other savory ingredients.

Basic Chicken Rub Works great on chicken and turkey.


Award Winning Rib Baste: This baste has more kick than our regular sauce and is perfect on ribs.

Award Winning BBQ Sauce Recipe Award Winning BBQ Sauce This sauce is pretty dang close to the exact recipe Slabs a Smokin used on the competition circuit.

Basic Brine Recipe Basic Brown Sugar Brine Recipe This is a “bare bones” brine recipe for when you just need to get the job done.

Pastrami Brine for Briskets Let the brisket brine for at least two weeks to make amazing pastrami.

Competition Brine for Chicken Thighs Much more complex than the Basic Brine.

Marinade for Turkey Breasts and Tenderloins A great marinade for smaller cuts of turkey.

Pork Steak Marinade I LOVE pork steaks! This marinade makes them even better!

Steak Fajita Marinade This marinade is amazing on flank steak.