Texas BBQ Beef Brisket

Braised, slow-cooked or smoked. No matter how you slice it, this is BBQ Brisket made easy!

  • 3 hrs
    30 min
  • 8
    SERVINGS
  • 388
    Cal
  • 50 g
    Protein

Ingredients & Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 beef Brisket Flat Half (about 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
Rub:
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Cooking:

  1. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in stockpot.

    Cook's Tip: To cook in a slow cooker, combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker.  Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl.  Pour around brisket; Cook on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or LOW 8 to 10 hours, or until brisket is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Remove brisket; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil in a sauce pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Remove brisket; keep warm.

    Cook's Tip: To smoke beef brisket, prepare charcoal or gas smoker according to manufacturer’s directions. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 7 to 8 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently. Reserve 1/2 cup barbecue sauce for serving. Prepare rub as above; press evenly onto beef brisket. Smoke brisket according to manufacturer’s instructions and cooking times or until fork-tender, brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce. Carve brisket as above. Serve with reserved sauce.
  3. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.

  4. Trim fat from brisket. Carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Information

Butcher Counter

Texas BBQ Beef BrisketBrisket Flat Half Brisket Primal

The leaner half of the whole Brisket also known also as the “first cut,” this full-flavored meat can be sliced or shredded.

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