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Barbecue Braised Brisket

Serves 6-10
Cuisine: American
Category: Roasts
Brisket slowly braised in a Dutch oven or slow cooker until tender. An easy recipe with homemade BBQ sauce packs a brisket with flavor.
Prep Time
10 mins
Other Time
12 hrs
Cook Time
5 hrs 25 mins
Total Time
17 hrs 35 mins
  • 4 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® brisket flat, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable juice
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large onion, diced
  1. Combine salt, black pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Rub evenly into brisket, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F177°C. Place brisket, fat side up, in Dutch oven and roast uncovered 30 minutes; flip and roast another 30 minutes.
  3. While brisket cooks, whisk together vegetable juice, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, onion powder and cayenne; mix in onion.
  4. If desired, transfer brisket to a slow cooker. If continuing with Dutch oven, lower oven to 300°F149°C. Pour liquid mixture over brisket, cover and braise for four hours until fork tender. (Or, cook on low in slow cooker for six hours.)
  5. Transfer brisket to a cutting board. Skim excess fat from braising liquid as desired. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain. Serve topped with warm braising liquid.
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