Texas Mesquite Brisket

Sheri Mullins

By
@shlymu64

My husband is asked to bring this brisket for all the family gatherings. He used to get up at all hours of the night to check the fire on the grill, but we came up with an alternative that works just as good - we cook it in the oven and smoke it on the grill the last 2 hours.

NOTE: To find the most tender brisket, when shopping in the store - check to see if the brisket will fold in half. If it folds, it will be a tender brisket.


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Serves:

10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

12 Hr

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a scrumptious brisket! And, as far as briskets go, it is fairly easy to make. The meat slices like butter. Then topping with the juices mixed with BBQ sauce is just yummy. This brisket will please any crowd.

Ingredients

1
beef brisket (untrimmed, with fat) 12-15 pounds
1
onion, sliced
Morton's Season All (seasoned salt)
throw away aluminum pan
aluminum foil
1 bottle
favorite bbq
wood fire grill (using mesquite wood)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Open brisket and rinse.
2
Sprinkle with Season All (both sides) and place in aluminum pan, fat side up.
3
Place the sliced onion over the top of the brisket.
4
Cover with aluminum foil; bake for 9 hours in oven.
(See NOTE)
5
Meanwhile, using mesquite wood in grill, start fire in grill and let fire die down to 200-250 degrees. (My husband will soak 1 large piece of wood in water to get more smoke).
6
Take brisket from oven and place in smoker for 2 hours. May need to drain some of the juices off.
7
Remove brisket from grill; take a tablespoon and scrape fat from brisket. If brisket is down, it should come off very easily.
8
Remove brisket from pan and place on cutting board. With electric knife, slice brisket against the grain and place in another pan.
9
Mix 1/2 cup of brisket juice with BBQ sauce and pour over sliced brisket. Cover with foil. You can place in oven on warm until time to serve.
10
Mix another 1/2 cup of juice with 1 cup of BBQ and place in gravy boat to serve.
11
NOTE (1): Sometimes we don't have time to fire up the grill. When that happens, we typically cook the brisket 10 hours in the oven; drain some of the juice and mix 2-1 (juice to BBQ sauce) and pour over brisket; cover with foil and return to oven for 1 hour.
12
NOTE (2): Remove brisket from oven; take a tablespoon and scrape fat from brisket. Remove brisket from pan and place on cutting board. With electric knife, slice brisket against the grain and place in another pan.
13
NOTE (3): Mix 1/2 cup of brisket juice with BBQ sauce and pour over sliced brisket. Cover with foil. You can place in oven on warm until time to serve. Mix another 1/2 cup of juice with 1 cup of BBQ and place in gravy boat to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Tastes of the World
Hashtag: #brisket