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Easy Texas BBQ Brisket

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Jeffrey
    Apr 14, 2018

    I made this in my smoker and it turned out fabulous. Will be making regularly.

  • Sharon
    Feb 8, 2018

    Fantastic flavor and super tender. I only made one brisket so I cut the rub ingredients in half. My brisket was kinda of thin so I started it at 325 for 2 hours, then 2 more hours at 300.

  • Brad
    Aug 26, 2017

    If this was a true Texas recipe, that brisket would be smoked and not put in the oven. When you cook it like that, its considered a roast.

  • cbenne12
    Jul 16, 2015

    Amazing recipe! Lots of flavor!

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  • keeshabear
    Sep 7, 2012

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

  • reuterstl
    Jul 19, 2012

    Fabulous recipe!