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Yeah, I-Lived-in-Texas, Smoked Brisket Recipe
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Yeah, I-Lived-in-Texas, Smoked Brisket

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    13 hrs 30 mins

    1 day 13 hrs 45 mins


  1. Soak wood chips in a bowl of water, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Mix paprika, white sugar, cumin, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Rub the spice mixture over the entire brisket; refrigerate for 24 hours.
  3. Preheat smoker to between 220 degrees F (104 degrees C) and 230 degrees F (110 degrees C). Drain wood chips and place in the smoker.
  4. Smoke brisket in the preheated smoker until it has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 12 1/2 hours. Wrap brisket tightly in butcher paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil and return to smoker.
  5. Continue smoking brisket until an internal temperature of 185 degrees F (85 degrees C) is reached, about 1 hour more.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • I use a mix of mesquite, pecan, hickory, and oak wood chips, but lean more with mesquite and pecan wood chips.
  • Smoke brisket for 1 hour 15 minutes per pound of brisket.
  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the spice rub ingredients. The actual amount of the spice rub consumed will vary.

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Mar 15, 2015


Jun 16, 2015

The meat came out fanstastic! The cooking time was spot on. Very tender. I would have given it five stars except if you follow the recipe to the letter, I found the meat incredibly spicy! My wife is the spice lover in the family (eats jalepeno slices out of the jar) and she couldn't eat it right out of the smoker. I had to scrape off all the visible rub to make it edible for us. I will definitely cook this again, but I will use a quarter of the cayenne or I might try one brisket without the cayenne all together. With that said, if you love the heat, this recipe is perfect!! It would make an awesome spicy soft taco or wrap.


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  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 26.6 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 3010 mg
  • 120%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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