Top 8 Brisket Dishes

Smoked brisket is the traditional barbecue of Texas, but popular throughout the country as the only true beef barbecue. Tough and difficult, beef brisket is hard muscle and can only be prepared low and slow if you actually want to eat it. ​Smoke brisket long enough and slow enough and you will produce one of the greatest meals you'll ever eat. These great brisket recipes take you from start to finish. Of course, you can always choose to pick out your own rubs, mops, marinades, and barbecue sauces to make a great brisket meal or you can choose one of these


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  • 01 of 08

    Texas Style Smoked Brisket

    Texas-style smoked brisket

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    Traditional Texas Beef Brisket recipe that will help you get a great piece of smoked meat. This basic recipe gives you all you need to know to smoke a great brisket. From here you can learn to take your brisket to a whole new level.

  • 02 of 08

    Brown Sugar and Chili Smoked Brisket

    Sliced brisket


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    This delicious brisket is coated in a sweet rub and slow-smoked to perfection. Of course, you can adjust the heat by using mild or hot chili powder and altering the amounts.

  • 03 of 08

    Hot and Spicy Smoked Brisket

    Hot and spicy smoked brisket

    Regarding BBQ Inc.

    If you like your brisket on the spicy side, then this recipe is for you! Serve this brisket with a good, spicy barbecue sauce.

  • 04 of 08

    Smoked Brisket With Southwestern Wet Rub

    Sliced brisket

    Regarding BBQ Inc.

    The rub used for this smoked brisket should be prepared as a thick paste, which will help it adhere to the meat.

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  • 05 of 08

    Smoked Brisket With Chipotle Rub

    Smoked brisket with chipotle rub

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    This brisket recipe calls for rub made of chipotle peppers. Just make sure that the peppers are finely ground before using.

  • 06 of 08

    Walter Jetton's Beef Brisket

    Walter Jetton's beef brisket

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    Walter Jetton cooked his Beef Brisket for President Johnson and whatever foreign leaders and dignitaries Lyndon brought home with him. This is his recipe. This barbecue beef brisket is not cooked in a smoker. It is braised in a black pot. Walter Jetton was one of the old-style Texas barbecue cooks that didn't have a smoker. He cooked everything chuckwagon style on an open pit over a hardwood fire.

  • 07 of 08

    Smoked Sangria Beef Brisket

    Smoked sangria beef brisket

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    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.

  • 08 of 08

    Slow Cooker Barbecue Brisket

    Slow cooker barbecue brisket


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    This slow-cooker brisket recipe won't win any awards for being ​an authentic barbecue, but it will give you a very tender and flavorful brisket.