Oven-Baked Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 4-1/4 hours


8 servings

Updated: Feb. 14, 2024
Texans like brisket cooked on the smoker, but this recipe offers convenient prep in the oven. Sometimes I make extra sauce to serve on the side. Round out the meal with potato salad and slaw. —Katie Ferrier, Houston, TX


  • 1 fresh beef brisket (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon onion salt
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Dash ground nutmeg


  1. Place brisket, fat side down, in a 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, onion salt, liquid smoke, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; pour over brisket. Turn brisket fat side up; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Remove brisket from refrigerator. Preheat oven to 300°. Bake, covered, 4 hours. In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients. Spread over brisket. Bake, uncovered, 15-30 minutes longer or until tender. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked beef: 333 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 1920mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.