BBQ Brisket Recipe

Homemade Smoked Barbecue Beef Brisket

Brisket is God’s gift to earth. Though it takes forever to cook, it will all be worth it once you cut into a slice of juicy, delicious brisket. It’s almost as if brisket will take all of your problems away.

What Is Brisket? 

A brisket is a cut of meat cut of beef sliced from the lower chest area of the animal. Though brisket is delicious when cooked properly because it has minimal amounts of fat, it has to be cooked low and slow.

Cooking it slowly gives the brisket’s connective tissues ample time to break down into a tender slab of beef that is easy to slice.

Additionally, brisket also has a beefier flavor than other cuts of beef.

Does Brisket Have Other Names? 

Unlike most cuts of beef, raw brisket only has one name. Though you may see cooked brisket sold as pastrami, silverside, or corned beef, raw brisket will only be labeled brisket.

Brisket Substitutes 

It is only natural to wonder whether there are any substitutes for brisket. Unfortunately, there are no substitutes that possess the same cooking properties as brisket.

However, chuck roll is a close second if you are making a dish like pot roast.

How Does Long Brisket Take To Cook? 

A brisket’s cooking time depends on the methods used to prepare it. On average, a slow-cooked brisket can take about 9-10 hours to cook.

On the other hand, a pressure-cooked brisket can be cooked in as little as an hour and fifteen minutes, and a slow-roasted brisket can take about 5 hours in the oven.

Homemade Smoked Barbecue Beef Brisket

BBQ Brisket Recipe

This brisket is slow-roasted brisket, massaged with a flavorful dry rub, then cooked in the oven and served with a whiskey honey BBQ sauce. 
4.99 from 52 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 7 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 902 kcal

Equipment

  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepot
  • Roasting pan with rack
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients
  

For the brisket

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder 
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp coriander 
  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tsp cayenne 
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 
  • 5 lb beef brisket

For the honey whiskey BBQsauce

  • 1 small onion, minced 
  • ¾ cup whiskey 
  • cup ketchup
  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke

Instructions
 

  • To make the brisket, whisk the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, coriander, Worcestershire sauce cayenne, kosher salt, and brown sugar in a bowl. 
  • Next, pour the wet rub onto the brisket, massage it into the meat, wrap it with plastic wrap, set it on a rimmed cookie sheet, and refrigerate it overnight. 
  • To make the whiskey maple BBQ sauce, add the diced onion andwhiskey to a pot, heat the BBQ sauce over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil, and cook the whiskey onion mixture for 10 minutes. 
  • Whisk in the ketchup maple syrup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and liquid smoke, decrease the flame to medium-low and cook the BBQ sauce for 25 minutes, periodically stirring until it thickens up. 
  • Let the whiskey maple BBQ sauce cool completely, pour it into a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl, then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight. 
  • Arrange the oven's rack in the middle of the oven, then program the oven to 260°F. 
  • Place the marinated brisket into a roasting pan with a roasting rack fat side up and cook it for 2-3 hours. 
  • Flip the brisket over and cook it for another 2-3 hours until it has a temperature of 180°F. 
  • Allow the brisket to sit for 1 hour before slicing and serving with the whiskey maple BBQ sauce. 

Nutrition

Serving: 428gCalories: 902kcalCarbohydrates: 36.07gProtein: 53.53gFat: 54.48gSaturated Fat: 21.42gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.073gMonounsaturated Fat: 24.25gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 1881mgPotassium: 1361mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 24.14gVitamin A: 1210IUVitamin C: 9.4mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 7.67mg
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1 Comment
  • Amelia
    Posted at 03:21h, 07 January Reply

    5 stars
    The first time I made brisket and your recipe is fantastic!!! It was amazing. Both my husband and I enjoyed every bite. Highly recommend!

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