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Panhandle Beef Brisket

This tender, Texas-style brisket, paired nicely with a savory sauce, is a superb dinner for cooler weather. —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 3 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings (2 cups sauce)


  • 2-1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (5 to 7 pounds), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Remove 2 cups sauce to a bowl; cover and refrigerate for serving.
  • Place brisket in a shallow roasting pan; brush with Liquid Smoke if desired. Pour remaining sauce over meat. Cover and bake at 325° for 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Heat reserved sauce. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Serve sauce with meat.
Editor's Note
This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 252 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 592mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

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  • katlaydee3
    Aug 1, 2015

    Good brisket, a little dry though I have no idea why. The sauce was delicious.

  • Pickles20
    Jun 12, 2012

    This is a KILLER recipe. I made it with a ranch coleslaw and the men at the table couldn't get enough. They said I should open my own restaurant. Try it, you won't regret it.

  • mmmurphy11
    Jun 26, 2011

    We just smoked our brisket the traditonal way, but we used this sauce, and it was delicious!

  • mom2grlys
    Oct 27, 2009

    Awesome. I loved it! It is my daughter's favorite.I would totally make it again. The best part is smelling it all afternoon while it cooks! Very easy to put together and the slow cooking does all the work for you!

  • mom2grlys
    May 2, 2009

    My family loves this recipe. I have made it twice and will be making it again tomorrow. The only change I made is I use the splenda brown sugar. This is delicious and I don't get any complaints when this hits the table!