How To | Best Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe
How To | Best Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe. This smoked brisket will warm your friends and family this holiday season. Pair with a crusty roll and a rich and creamy soup. Grab your coat and let’s get grilling!
Brisket, is a lean beef cut that is affordable for a large group of people. By nature the brisket is tough cut of meat that requires a long cook time (almost 6 hours). But the wait is worth it!!
To reduce the grill time, maybe think about popping this in the oven for some precooking to minimize grill time.
Follow this recipe for a fail proof brisket every time:
Step 1: Prepping the Meat
Visit your local grocer or butcher and purchase a brisket between 10 and 12 pounds. Ask the butcher to remove excess fat or trim it yourself. Leave any marbling that is within the muscle itself. Marbling adds moisture and rich flavor to the meat. However, you should remove the piece of fat that runs the length of one side of the cut.
Step 2: Marinade
Use your favorite marinade to soak your brisket overnight. Or try a simple marinade of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and red wine, top with a generous coating of garlic powder and onion powder. Tightly cover with foil and set in the fridge for 12-24 hours.
Step 3: Smoke
Choose your favorite wood to compliment your marinade and soak the chunks in water prior to grilling. The secret to an amazing brisket is cooking over indirect heat. Do not set the meat directly over the coals. Keep the temperature around 225 degrees for approximately 6 hours. You want the meat to reach an an internal temperature of 195 degrees. We know it is tough, but try to avoid unnecessarily opening the lid while it’s cooking. Opening the lid causes the temperature to swing too much.
Step 4: Serve!
Finally remove the meat, cover it and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the meat on the bias in the direction of the muscle grain. Offer homemade or a good-quality barbecue sauce to your guests. Serve brisket with rolls or buns to make the meat serve more people. Lastly, serve for dessert some festive chocolate bark!
Belgard, O. L. (2017, October 19). How to Smoke Barbecue Brisket. Retrieved November 28, 2017, from http://www.belgard.com/blog/2017/10/19/smoke-barbecue-brisket/