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Smoky BBQ Brisket


  • Serves 8
  • Cooks in 24 mins (20m prep + 4m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving


local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat your grill to 225°F (107°C) for indirect cooking.
  2. 2.Season the brisket with the BBQ rub, making sure to coat all sides.
  3. 3.Place the brisket on the grill, fat side up, and close the lid.
  4. 4.Cook the brisket for 4 hours, maintaining a consistent temperature of 225°F (107°C).
  5. 5.In a small bowl, mix together the BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  6. 6.After 4 hours, brush the brisket with the BBQ sauce mixture, making sure to cover it evenly.
  7. 7.Continue cooking the brisket for another 1-2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195°F (90°C) and the meat is tender.
  8. 8.Remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.
  9. 9.Slice the brisket against the grain and serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side.
  10. 10.Enjoy your smoky and delicious BBQ brisket!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra smoky flavor, you can add wood chips to your grill. Just soak them in water for 30 minutes before using.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have a grill, you can also cook the brisket in the oven at 225°F (107°C) for the same amount of time.
  • chevron_rightLeftover brisket makes great sandwiches! Just pile it high on a bun with some coleslaw and pickles.
  • chevron_rightMake sure to slice the brisket against the grain to ensure tender and juicy slices.