1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 pounds beef brisket, trimmed of fat
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce (I used sweet baby rays hickory and brown sugar)
1.Combine thyme, paprika, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, and cumin in a small bowl; set aside. Rub brisket all over with liquid smoke, then rub with spice mixture. Let sit in the fridge overnight to marinate.
2.Pour Worcestershire and barbecue sauces into a slow cooker; place beef on top. Cover, and cook on LOW 8 hours.
* This dry rub is spicy from all the cayenne so if you don't like spicy maybe only put in a 1/8 tsp or leave out all together..