If you’ve ever wanted to create a smoked brisket at home just as good, if not better than they do at Texas’ best BBQ joints then this recipe is for you! Rich, tender, and full of natural flavors, this Texas-Style BBQ Brisket is one that is well worth the wait!
PREP: 6HR 10 Min. | COOK: 8HR 15 Min. | TOTAL: 14HR 25 Min
- 1 beef brisket (5 to 6 pounds), with a layer of fat at least 1/4 inch thick
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon Schultz's Gourmet Original Seasoning & Rub
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Schultz's Gourmet Spicy Mesquite BBQ Sauce, for serving
- 6 cups hickory or mesquite chips or chunks, soaked for 1 hour in cold water to cover and drained
How To Make
STEP 1: Rinse the brisket under cold running water and blot it dry with paper towels.
STEP 2: Combine the Schultz's Gourmet Original Seasoning & Rub, salt, sugar, and pepper in a bowl and toss with your fingers to mix. Rub the spice mixture on the brisket on all sides. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.
STEP 3: Set up a charcoal grill for indirect grilling and preheat it to low.
STEP 4: When ready to cook, toss 1 1/2 cups of the wood chips on the coals (3/4 cup per side). Place the brisket, fat side up, in an aluminum foil pan. Place the pan in the center of the hot grate, away from the heat. Cover the grill.
STEP 5: Smoke cook the brisket until tender enough to shred with your fingers; 6-8 hours (the cooking time will depend on the size of the brisket and heat of the grill). Baste the brisket occasionally with the fat and juices that accumulate in the pan. You'll need to add 10 to 12 fresh coals to each side every hour and toss more wood chips on the fresh coals; add about 3/4 cup chips per side every time you replenish the coals during the first 3 hours.
STEP 6: Remove the brisket pan from the grill and let rest for 15 minutes. Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and thinly slice it across the grain, using a sharp knife. Transfer the sliced meat to a platter, pour the pan juices on top, and serve at once with Schultz's Gourmet Spicy Mesquite Barbecue Sauce.