Smoked Sangria Beef Brisket

Smoked Sangria Beef Brisket
Smoked Sangria Beef Brisket. Lauri Patterson/Getty Images
  • 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8

This is a nice twist to a traditional brisket. This recipe calls for a sangria marinade and sauce that is sure to enhance an already delicious smoked brisket. Serve with mashed potatoes in colder months and with a delicious creamy potato salad during summer.  You will love this one!

What You'll Need

  • 1 4-pound/1.7 kg beef brisket
  • 1 cup/240 mL zinfandel
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 canned chipotle chilies, minced
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL water
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper, ground

How to Make It

1. Place brisket into a large, deep container. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and pour over  meat.  Make sure all surfaces of the brisket are well coated.  Cover dish with plastic wrap and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours. Remove brisket, but reserve marinade for later, by storing in refrigerator.

2. Prepare smoker. You will want it to smoke for about 5-7 hours at 220-230 degrees F/105-110 degrees C.

Place brisket on smoker and cook until the internal temperature reaches 185 degrees F/85 degrees C. Remove brisket from smoker and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Let set for thirty minutes.

3. Place reserved marinade in saucepan and bring to a high simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer on medium-low to low for another 8-10 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and serve sangria sauce over sliced brisket. 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 576
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 202 mg
Sodium 887 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 66 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)