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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


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


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


  • 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. 


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
Keyword bbq brisket
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