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Scott's Beef Brisket Recipe

Scott's Beef Brisket Recipe

As a native Texan, I love beef. My brother and I made special grills to cook and smoke 20 briskets at a time for parties. I created this recipe to achieve a similar fork-tender, sweet and spicy brisket using the oven. -Scott Post, Clayton, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 3 hours + standing YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground allspice, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, seasoned salt and sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • Additional barbecue sauce, optional


  • 1. Combine the dry seasonings; cover and set aside. Place brisket in a shallow dish or large heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Combine cola and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat. Cover or seal and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain meat; discard marinade. Rub seasoning mix over brisket; place in a large shallow roasting pan. Combine vinegar, butter and soy sauce; pour over meat. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours, basting occasionally. Drain drippings. Pour barbecue sauce over meat.
  • 3. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until the meat is tender. Remove meat from pan; let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with additional barbecue sauce if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 361 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 1165mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268443
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"This brisket is easy to prepare and soooo tender."

ggfnow User ID: 1254023 258003
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"Excellent recipe! Used this many, many times and has never failed me! Love it!"

OhMamaMimi User ID: 7385479 26595
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"Orignally from Texas, but never having cooked a brisket CORRECTLY before, I consulted Taste of Home's site for a recipe and came across this one. Wow! This was great. I marinated the meat (fat side up/meat side down in the cola mix) for 24 hours. I cooked on 325 degrees for the 1st 3 hours, and then turned it down to 225 - 250 degrees for the last 5 hours. I kept testing it to see when I could easily pull a fork out of it at the thickest part of the meat. I sliced it across the grain, but didn't put any extra BBQ sauce on at the end, preferring to leave that to the taste of those I was serving it to. Now, that I have a brisket recipe that turned out RIGHT for once (LOL), this will be my go-to one! Thanks, Scott and Taste of Home! :-)"

OhMamaMimi User ID: 7385479 9157
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"I consider myself a home cook of intermediate level skill, but traditionally have shied away from large or expensive pieces of meat - thinking "Wow...if this comes out tough, I've wasted x amount of money." (And I don't like wasting money. LOL) So, when I found a good deal on a small 4 lb. brisket, I find this recipe on TasteofHome and thought I'd give it a try. WOWZUMS! I marinated the meat (fat side up) for 24 hours, then cooked it on 325 for the 1st 3 hours, turning it down to 225-250 for the next 5 hours. Basting, occasionally. Came out fork tender with a nice flavorful "crust. I didn't add any BBQ sauce AFTER it was done, preferring to leave this to the tastes of those who I served it to. This will be my go-to recipe! Thanks, Scott! ;-)"

wmt User ID: 520118 7192
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"I use a different BBQ sauce, but the marinade and flavor is absolutely fantastic."

rrbtexasmomof2 User ID: 5485810 10920
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Oops! Fantastic! Award Winning for sure!"

rrbtexasmomof2 User ID: 5485810 11934
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I am a Texas gal too! I used Scott's recipe x4 to make two 9.5 lbs. of trimmed brisket and it came out fabulous. It was so tender, moist and had a wonderful taste. I omited adding the BBQ sauce at the end, so as to allow my family and guests to choose whether they wanted sauce on their brisket or not. When the brisket was all sliced and ready to serve, I also realized I had so much of the juices from the meat in the pan, that I placed the juices in jars and froze it. I pull out these jars and add some of the juice to my barbecue sauce whenever I BBQ to give it extra flavor. Way to go Scott!"

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 9156
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"I never want to make brisket any other way, after trying this recipe!!!"

amethystra User ID: 1679864 26470
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I used zero calorie cola and unsalted butter to lower the calorie and salt. This is my absolute favorite recipe.. I'll definitely be making it again!"

jpowell722 User ID: 1253096 200986
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"Oops!! I rate this a 5+ not a one...sorry, Scott!!!"

jpowell722 User ID: 1253096 7190
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"AWESOME recipe!! The last hour of cooking I place a package of frozen steak fries on a large jelly roll pan, season with salt/pepper and Montreal steak seasoning. Yummy to eat with brisket"

FriedaG User ID: 1671534 13439
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"The combination of seasonings is fabulous! My husband has grilled a lot of briskets outdoors, but he ruefully admits that this oven-baked version is just as tasty, tender, and much easier. I don't have to wait around for DH to get in the mood to smoke a brisket; I can do it myself -- definitely and more often!"

Mrsatj User ID: 1860234 10186
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2008 Edited Sep. 23, 2008

"Wonderful recipe

Wonderful recipe, I made it just like the recipe called for and everyon enjoyed it. I love that you can make it in the house and get that outdoor flavor. I will be putting this in my recipe box for safe keeping."

24jesus User ID: 1043458 25715
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2008

"This is absolutely the best meat that I have ever made myself. I made it for the first time at a wedding to serve over 200 people. Everyone raved over it and asked for the recipe. I was rather proud of myself :) I will be making it for the rest of my life!!!!!"

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