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Barbecue-Style Beef Brisket Recipe

Barbecue-Style Beef Brisket Recipe

“This simple brisket recipe never fails me,” notes Joan Hallford of North Richland Hills, Texas. “I always hope there will be a few slices left over for sandwiches the next day.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 3-1/2 hours YIELD:20 servings


  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (5 pounds)
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


  • 1. Place flour in a large oven roasting bag; shake to coat bag. Rub brisket with Liquid Smoke if desired, celery seed and pepper; place in bag. Place in a roasting pan. Combine chili sauce and barbecue sauce; pour over brisket. Seal bag.
  • 2. With a knife, cut six 1/2-in. slits in top of bag. Bake at 325° for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Carefully remove brisket from bag. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

3 cooked beef: 159 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

Reviews for Barbecue-Style Beef Brisket

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Shebabubbly User ID: 4032815 59168
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013 Edited Jun. 23, 2015

"This is my first time cooking a brisket and it turned out real well. I will used this again and maybe put more barbecue sauce in the recipe.I liked it the most because it was so easy."

Schmiedt User ID: 3889802 84746
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Family of very different palates all loved this one. Will be making it again and for years to come. So easy!"

wlinsley User ID: 5486276 142220
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This came out so good I can't find words to describe. This was resaurant quality good and it came from my oven!! Hightly recomend. Plus, it was fatastically easy!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.