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bar-b-que beef brisket

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Suzanne Larsen
Ankeny, IA

This has long been a favorite at my house. It's good sliced or, if it's very tender, you can shred it and put it in sandwiches. Note, there is a 24-hour time period in which the brisket has to marinate and it takes five hours to bake.

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This beef brisket is an irresistible blend of tender, slow cooked meat paired with a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. It's a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. The sweetness of the homemade barbecue sauce lets you savor the richness of the meat. Slightly zesty, the BBQ sauce may become a staple in your fridge. This beef brisket can be sliced or shredded and is excellent for a cookout, tailgating, on nachos... so many options.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 23 Hr
cook time 5 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For bar-b-que beef brisket

  • 3 lb
    beef brisket
  • 1/2 bottle
    liquid smoke
  • 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • water to cover the brisket
  • 2 tsp
    onion seed
  • 2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    chili sauce
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    steak sauce
  • 1/4 c
    mustard, yellow
  • 1 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 dash
    garlic salt
  • 1 dash
    Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper

How To Make bar-b-que beef brisket

  • Marinade for brisket in a pan.
    MARINATE THE BEEF BRISKET: In a pan large enough to hold the entire brisket, add the liquid smoke, vinegar, onion, and celery seed. Mix well.
  • Brisket and water placed in the pan.
    Place the brisket in the pan. Cover with enough water to cover HALF the brisket.
  • Pan covered in foil and in the fridge.
    Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Stick it in the refrigerator and keep it there for 24 hours.
  • Brisket removed from marinade and dried.
    The next day, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the brisket from the refrigerator and drain the liquid. Place a baking rack inside a dish large enough to hold the brisket.
  • Baking the beef brisket.
    Bake for FIVE hours.
  • Fat removed from the baked brisket.
    Remove the brisket from the oven and trim off the excess fat.
  • Barbecue sauce ingredients added to a saucepan.
    MAKE THE BBQ SAUCE: Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan.
  • Sauce ingredients brought to a boil.
    Turn on the stovetop to medium heat and cook the sauce for 30 minutes.
  • Slicing/chopping the brisket.
    FINISHING THE BRISKET: Slice the beef brisket into thin slices and cover it with the BBQ sauce.
  • Sauce poured over brisket meat on a roll.
    If the brisket is very tender, shred the meat instead of slicing it and use it for sandwiches. Top off your sandwich with coleslaw, dill pickles, onion rings, or potato chips... or add them all!

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