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Beef Brisket on Buns

With its slightly smoky flavor, this beef turns out tender and delicious every time! Plus, it slices well so it looks great on a buffet. —Deb Waggoner, Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 5 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 16 to 20 sandwich buns, split, optional


  • Combine the ginger and mustard; rub over brisket. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 hours.
  • Let stand for 20 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Place in a foil-lined 13x9-in. baking dish. In a bowl, combine the water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Liquid Smoke if desired and chili powder; pour over meat. Cover tightly with foil; bake 3 hours longer or until tender. Serve on buns if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 171 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • dccookin
    Jul 10, 2013

    My husband is the brisket expert, and he loved it! The flavors were great, and the meat was tender. I really appreciated that it didn't use a pre-bottled BBQ sauce.

  • lavendergal
    Aug 7, 2010

    Tender and with good flavor. My husband loved it. You could easily prepare this partway on the day before and finish it in the oven the next day.

  • katlaydee3
    Apr 5, 2009

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