Barbecued Beef Brisket

Brisket is a treat for us, and is definitely best cooked “low and slow.”  Once I found and tried this recipe from my hometown church cookbook, I was sold.  Don’t be upset that there aren’t measurements for everything; just sprinkle it over the meat on both sides and call it good.



Barbecued Beef Brisket

  • 6 lb. brisket
  • 3 Tbsp. liquid smoke
  • garlic powder
  • onion salt
  • celery salt
  • pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce

Sprinkle brisket with liquid smoke, garlic powder, onion salt and celery salt.  Cover with foil.  (I put mine in a Ziploc bag.)  Let sit overnight.  In the morning sprinkle with pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Cover and bake 5 hours at 275°.  Drain grease.  Uncover and bake 1 hour longer with barbecue sauce*.  Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.  Either pull meat apart with a fork or cut in thin slices against the grain.

*Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c. vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.  Bring to a low boil.  Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

Ours was only about a 2 lb. brisket this time, so I cut the recipe in half.  If you don’t have a 1/8 cup available, use 2 tablespoons.  Four tablespoons = 1/4 cup, so 2 T. = 1/8 cup.

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  1. So, Amy, when are you gonna let me come for a visit so I can try out some of your delectable cooking? All your food looks simply scrumptious!

  2. You know, I love brisket, but I’ve never made it. I think I need to try this! Thanks!

  3. Your brisket sounds great, I’m gonna have to try it!

    Also, I would like the “What to do with chicken in your kitchen cookbook” if I win 😉

  4. I am going to have to try your brisket sometime. It sounds wonderful. I would love the “Think Breakfast.. Outside of the box” ebook if I win. That is the meal I struggle with most with trying to get 4 kids out the door each morning.

  5. Your meal looks delicious!!

    Around here the main coarse for the holidays is just cooking a ham! 🙂

    As for the ebooks, probably the kids in the kitchen or what to do with beef or chicken in the kitchen. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting. 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

  6. I like the “In the kitchen” ebook from Heavenly Homemakers.

  7. being a new comer to texas I always am on the look out for bbq and brisket recipes…thanks!

  8. Thank you for your holiday dishes.

    I would like the holiday hospitality pack-the one with a mom book and the children’s book.

  9. Hi Amy, I’m actually visiting from 5 mins. for moms. I read your comment from the how much sleep is enough post. And I just wanted to say that I agree with you. Is it worth it? I would go nuts. With that said. I was looking at your beef brisket and wondering if that would work in a crock pot? It sounds delicious!

  10. I am so gonna have to try your brisket recipe. It sounds SO good! Those twice baked potatoes too. YUM!

    If I won the prixe, I would pick the “in the kitchen” ebook package. I so need to organize my kitchen it’s not funny!!!

  11. I LOVE Laura’s blog!!!! If it includes the “bundles” I’d choose the Holiday ebook package, if not, Holiday Hospitality for Kids.


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