It’s darn near a requirement that if you live in Texas, you love a good beef brisket. At a minimum, if you don’t, you’ll get looked at funny at a family BBQ. I grew up in Southeast Missouri, where we had embraced the Memphis-style BBQ – mostly pulled pork with a sweet sauce. So, when I moved to Texas almost 17 years ago, I felt completely foreign due my taste in BBQ. But, I’ve grown to love and appreciate this Texas treat, but really struggled to learn to cook it. I’m not great with a bbq grill – that’s my husband’s forte. So, I recently started experimenting cooking briskets in the oven. After some mediocre results, I finally landed on a recipe combination that worked. It not only worked, but received rave reviews from my family – who are something of connoisseurs of Texas brisket. Many even said it tasted better than if it had been cooked in a smoker or on a grill. It was tender, most and each bit full of flavor! It’s the perfect recipe while the weather is cold if you have a hankering for brisket. Impress your Super Bowl party guests with this recipe – they’ll think you’re a BBQ genius!
Texas Oven Roasted Beef Brisket
- 1 - 4-5 lb. Beef Brisket, bottom trimmed of fat and top fat cap trimmed to 1/4 inch
- 2 1/2 tbsp. Kosher Salt
- 2 1/2 tbsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp. Cayenne Powder
- 6 Garlic Cloves, crushed
- 1 Large Yellow Onion, sliced
- 1/4 c. Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 c. Liquid Smoke
- 1/4 c. Black Coffee
- 1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
- Step 1 Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Step 2 Trim the brisket as described above.
- Step 3 Make a rub for the meat by combining the salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic in a small bowl and mixing well.
- Step 4 Rub the mixture all over the brisket.
- Step 5 Allow the meat to come to room temperature (about 30-40 minutes).
- Step 6 In a large roasting pan, add the onions, soy sauce, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, coffee, and apple cider vinegar. Mix well.
- Step 7 Place the brisket in the pan fat side up.
- Step 8 Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 5 hours.
- Step 9 Remove the brisket from the oven – it should be tender to the touch.
- Step 10 Let the meat cool for at least 15-20 minutes, slice against the grain.