Overnight Brisket Marinade

Brisket marinade

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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups (1 serving)

Whether you are smoking or grilling a brisket, this marinade will add a lot of flavor and help keep the meat tender.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups red wine
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons​ lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon​ wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less or omit if preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for brisket marinade
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  2. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

    Mix
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  3. Pour over brisket and let marinate overnight in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.

    Pour over brisket
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  4. Remove brisket from marinade and boil remaining marinade for 5 minutes to use as a mop.

Tip

  • Mixture will keep up to 1 week in refrigerator.