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Best Ever Brisket Recipe
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Best Ever Brisket

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"Tender and juicy. This is the best brisket ever!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, sugar, and seasoning salt in a medium bowl, and blend thoroughly. Apply rub to surface of brisket.
  3. Cook brisket, uncovered, in preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and add beef broth to roasting pan. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), cover roasting pan tightly with foil, and cook 3 more hours. Let brisket rest 30 minutes before slicing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2009

I have cooked many briskets in my life but never had one turn out as delicious and fall-apart tender as this one. Briskets are hard to find in Southeastern Tennessee...when I ask a butcher, they always show me a Corned Beef Brisket. So when I found a 6# flat beef brisket a few weeks ago, I snatched it up and put it in the freezer for a special occasion dinner. Then along came this recipe and Easter dinner at the same time so I made the brisket exactly as the recipe called for, except I didn't allow for the extra 2# pounds of my brisket. So there was way too much sauce for the too-small roasting pan which made a big mess in my oven. The brisket was so juicy it didn't need the added beef broth. All that said, this was the most delicious brisket ever. Everyone in my large family was raving about it!! There is only enough leftover (I had to hide it) for some BBQ sandwiches tonight. This is the only way I will ever cook brisket again. By the way, this is my first review...I was never moved by a recipe to write one before.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2011

Sad that I had made this for Easter with such high hopes. I dont think that brisket is made for the oven, I prefer it smoked.

Dec 30, 2008

This recipe is very tender and juicy. I took the advise of the other reviewers and cut down on the salt. After the brisket was finished cooking I scraped off the seasoning and discarded. Put the brisket aside then used the juice and made a sauce to pour over the brisket. My whole family loved it.

Jan 26, 2010

I've had this recipe in my box to try since it was first published. However, I've never made (or maybe even eaten?) brisket before, so I didn't realize it's not a grocery store meat staple (or even a butcher staple here in my small town). However, I finally found a brisket and the search was WORTH IT! Even though everything in me wanted to add liquid smoke (I don't even know why...just because I *thought* I should), I resisted and stayed true to the recipe (um, w/out black pepper because I detest black pepper) and I'm so glad I did. It is AMAZING, as is! I did not find it too salty (in fact, I added a little sea salt to mine at service) and the chili powder is spot on. My brisket was a touch over 4lbs. I'm going to start stockpiling brisket so I'll always have one on hand in the future, just for this recipe. The day I could finally use my brisket ended up being a weekday, so I prepared the spices, rubbed the meat, then tossed it in the a large crock pot and poured a can of beef broth over it all and cooked on low for about 10 hours. THANKS for a fantastic recipe, ChristineD!!!!! If you haven't tried this yet (and w/only 40 reviews, lots of you are missing out!), DO IT!

Apr 12, 2008

Great recipe... I added a few ingredients to the rub: 2 tsp ground mustard and 1 crushed bayleaf, and also a little more water to the pan... it turned out great and very tender... I had some "Sauce" left over from the "Sylvia's Ribs" I made the other night and served it with the brisket... awesome combination!

May 12, 2009

I hope I can stop licking my plate long enough to write this review! I made the recipe as written and finished the last hour of cook time on the grill using indirect heat. WOW! Hubby and daughter stuffed themselves and I have to say that the only bad thing about this brisket, is that we were too full to take our evening walk!!I have been known to eat leftover pizza for breakfast, but I think I will have a brisket sandwich come day light. :D

May 27, 2011

If you take out the seasoned salt and use 2tsp dry mustard and a crushed bayleaf instead, this is an exact match for Tom Perini's recipe (also attributed to him at the food tv site via Paula Deen). He's quite famous here in TX as the owner of Perini Ranch Steakhouse, so I knew if I could trust any oven brisket recipe it would be this one. Thanks for adding it. **UPDATE - Don't panic if you check the brisket after a few hours and it's "done" according to a meat thermometer but tough and dry -- brisket needs to REALLY cook down to become tender, and the full cooktime listed here is absolutely correct. The liquid will keep it from getting dried out, but you do NOT rely on a thermometer for this cut of meat, it needs to cook FOREVER for the connective tissue to break down and get tender. Also, in Texas you can't buy a 4lb brisket - about 9-15lbs is the norm, so I can see why some people are having trouble figuring this recipe out.

Apr 07, 2009

This recipe was exactly what I was looking for.Excellent!I added 1 tablespoon smoked paprika and rubbed the mixture onto the brisket.Then sprinkled liquid smoke ontop.After cooking at 350 for 1 hour in my roaster uncovered I added the beef broth and covered it then reduced the temp to 220 and cooked for about 4 hours. Then at that point it shredded beautifully and was so moist and flavorful it did't even need sauce although bbq sauce would be great!


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 12.2 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 723 mg
  • 29%

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

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