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Beef Brisket with Mop Sauce Recipe
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Beef Brisket with Mop Sauce Recipe

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This tender brisket roasts in a sauce that adds great flavor. When one of our sons lived in the South, I learned that "mop sauce" is traditionally prepared for Texas ranch-style barbecues in batches so large it is brushed on the meat with a mop! You won't need that much for my recipe, but will get the big-time taste. —Darlis A Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces equals 195 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
  2. Place the brisket in a shallow roasting pan; pour sauce over the top. Cover and bake at 350° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Beef Brisket with Mop Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p33

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"I love this recipe! I don't know how many times I have made this for company!!"

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"I tried this last night and it was fantastic!!! I made it exactly as written, except that I cooked it for 3-1/2 hours (I like my meat well done). That was too long - the edges burned a little.  Next time I'll do it for 3 hours instead. The meat turned out very, very tender and moist, and the sauce was DELICIOUS. My entire family (including the kids) loved it. Hands-down the best brisket I have ever had. I will be making it many times again."

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Lizeck...I am also doubling this recipe as a surprise for my husband's birthday tomorrow. Could you please advise me on how long to cook at what temp? Also...did you follow the directions on the recipe verbatim? Thanks so much for your help!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"My brisket didn't get flavored with the sauce and the sauce was very runny, like water. We did enjoy the sauce flavor though."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I made this for my family. I got rave reviews. It was soo easy, I will definitely make this again and again. I doubled the recipe for 15 people hoping for left overs, but everyone loved it so much that there was not very much left over."

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