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Beef Brisket with Mop Sauce

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 brisket sauce for my recipe, but will get the big-time taste. —Darlis Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
  • Makes
    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)


  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 195 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Bam36718
    Jun 20, 2016

    I served for a senior luncheon and they loved it. The meat is always so moist

  • ozarkmama
    Jun 18, 2013

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

  • Roxane44
    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.

  • johnsen
    Feb 15, 2013

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  • ChefsWifey
    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!

  • Fkysar
    Nov 14, 2011

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  • head2toe
    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.

  • lizeck
    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.

  • Sarah in Portland
    Nov 3, 2009

    Sauce is terrific, meat is tender, family loves it. Have made it 10+ times since learning the recipe, and am now in the process of copying the recipe onto my own files so it won't be lost.

  • mammascookin
    Feb 27, 2009

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