Easy Texas BBQ Brisket Recipe
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Easy Texas BBQ Brisket Recipe

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Mom came to visit and told me my brisket was even better than the version we used to eat back in Texas. Use the leftovers for sandwiches and tacos. —Audra Rorick, Blanca, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 4 hours + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 4 hours + standing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 fresh beef briskets (3-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 bottle (10 ounces) Heinz 57 steak sauce
  • 1/2 cup liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked beef with about 2 tablespoons juices: 456 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1283mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 66g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. With a fork or sharp knife, prick holes in briskets. Rub meat with seasoning mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to . 325°Place briskets, fat sides up, in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine steak sauce, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat.
  3. Cover tightly with foil; bake 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Let stand in juices 15 minutes. To serve, thinly slice across the grain. Skim fat from pan juices; spoon over meat. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Originally published as Easy Texas BBQ Brisket in Taste of Home June/July 2012, p65

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 229656
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Amazing recipe! Lots of flavor!"

keeshabear User ID: 4115931 188148
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"My family loved this! Even my 4 year old granddaughter!!"

reuterstl User ID: 6783231 116718
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"Fabulous recipe!"

packattak7 User ID: 2222711 194656
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"I modified the recipe by cooking it on a gas grill with indirect heat for about 3 1/2 - 4 hours. My husband's comment was "this tastes like it's from a restaurant!" Mission accomplished."

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