Ingredients

How to make it

  • Set the brisket on a large sheet of plastic wrap. In a medium bowl combine the dark brown sugar, chili power, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne, dry mustard, and cumin thoroughly. Rub the mixture onto the brisket and wrap tightly in the plastic wrap. Place on a baking sheet and let marinate refrigerated at least 6 hours or overnight. Remove the meat from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature.
  • Soak mesquite wood chips in a large bowl of water for 1 to 2 hours. Remove, drain and set aside.
  • Remove the meat from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature.
  • Prepare a smoker with charcoal and the wood chips according to the manufacturer's instructions to 180 to 200 degrees F. Place the water pan in the smoker and add water to the fill line, about 2/3 full. Place the unwrapped brisket on the lower rack off the direct heat, close the lid, and cook, regularly stoking the fire and adding additional chips, until an instant-read thermometer registers an internal temperature of 140 to 145 degrees F., about 4 to 5 hours. Remove the meat from the grill and let rest for 20 minutes before carving the meat against the grain.
  • (Alternately, prepare a stove-top smoker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place the unwrapped brisket on the rack over low heat. Close the lid and smoke for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the meat from the smoker and wrap in a large sheet of heavy aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet and roast until tender and an instant-read thermometer registers an internal temperature of 140 to 145 degrees F., about 2 to 3 hours. Remove the meat from the oven and let rest for 20 minutes before carving the meat against the grain.) Serve with Barbecue Sauce on the side for dipping.
  • BBQ Sauce - In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, cane syrup, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire, hot sauce, Southwest Texas Seasoning, and red pepper flakes and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and the flavors marry, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly before serving. Yield: about 4 cups
  • Southwest Texas Seasoning:
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container. Yield: about 2/3 cup
  • note: EVEN BETTER when brisket is marinated overnight in a large ziplock freezer bag--in the fridge!

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    " It was good "
    schubo52 ate it and said...
    Very Interesting..... will put some of your rub together to taste the flavors and see whats up with it. Looks like you need to make multiple batches to have enough seasoning to marinate a big piece of meat like a brisket correctly. I like lots of rub on my meats. Although... 16 tablespoons is a good amount.
    Made up a batch of your Dry Rub:
    2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon cayenne 2 teaspoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    Found this to be very flavorful and on the hotter side for more mature tastes (like me)All the flavors meld together nicely with a warm finish on the back of the tounge. My only suggestion is the amount of salt in the recipe seems a bit much: I would cut it back to 2 tsp, or 1 Tbl.
    Would also go great on Grilled Fish.
    Doug
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    " It was excellent "
    maywest ate it and said...
    since my trip to texas to see my son we went brisket enjoying a diffrent place every day. really loved it and i have been wanting to try it my self so now thanks to your recipe i will cant wait but i will the over night in the fridge sounds like a winner. thanks megan
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    " It was good "
    rockyruby ate it and said...
    I made this over the weekend. It was really good, we made a couple changes, just our preference. We eliminated the Southwest Texas Seasoning, we felt there was enough spices in the rub and since they were essentially the same, we kept them out. We also used the BBQ sauce in the smoker for about the last 45 minutes, that was great!
    Last thing is we had an 8 pound brisket, so we knew we had to cook it longer...but after 7 hours and a lot of sun, we were done. The small end was out of this world, the thicker end needed more time. Over all, really good and we will make it again...thanks!
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    " It was good "
    rockyruby ate it and said...
    I can't wait to try this over the weekend...we love brisket and this seems like such a nice twist to try. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Wow, that is a long ingredients list but I do love the way this sounds and this sounds very very good. I think it will be worth the trouble of making. Got my 5. Great post, thanks :)
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    " It was excellent "
    vino4dino ate it and said...
    I'm working on this tonight with a 12 pound brisket. I'm very excited about the outcome. I'll let you know how it turned out.
    Thanks.
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    Fabulous! Love brisket..it's a favorite!
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