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Panhandle Beef Brisket Recipe

Panhandle Beef Brisket Recipe

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 YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Let stand for 5 minutes. Heat reserved sauce. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Serve sauce with meat. Yield: 16 servings (2 cups sauce).
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2011

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

Reviewed 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!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2009 Edited Oct. 27, 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!"

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