Smoked Brisket Recipes

The smoked brisket recipes you'll find on this page will create mouthwatering delights! So fire up the smoker and get ready for some good eating!

In earlier days, beef brisket was considered an inferior cut of meat, and was usually made into ground beef. The cooking techniques of the day did nothing to tenderize this tough cut of meat.

Beef Brisket Smoking in a Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker With Hickory Chips

And then it was discovered that brisket is a real treat when cooked low and slow. Cooking for extended periods at a low temperature breaks down the tough connective tissue in the brisket, releasing its great flavor. In spite of this discovery, the price of beef brisket is reasonable, so it can be an economical choice for feeding friends and family.

My favorite, Peppered Bay and Garlic Brisket is slow smoked, which makes this cut of meat fork tender and juicy. The flavors of garlic and bay transform the brisket into a delectable delight!

Economical and Tasty

Beef brisket is a great tasting and affordable meat that benefits greatly from long cooking sessions. You have to be careful that you don't let the brisket dry out. Basting regularly and maintaining the smoking temperature between 200 and 225 degrees helps to minimize moisture loss of the meat.

I always buy brisket untrimmed, and cook it with the fat side up. As the fat melts, it bastes the brisket, keeping it moist and tender.

Great Smoked Brisket Recipes

If you'd like to check out my brisket smoking tutorial, take a look at How to Smoke a Brisket. Then go on to my favorite smoked brisket recipes. If you'd like to whip up some brisket on your charcoal or gas grill, check out my new page of grilled brisket recipes.

  • Smoked Bacon Brisket
    A well cooked smoked brisket is a real treat, but when you add the flavor of bacon to the equation, you've got brisket at a new level of greatness.

  • Smoky Brisket Cheese Sandwich Recipe
    This recipe makes a darn tasty sandwich. The cheese and smoked brisket go together like bacon and eggs.

  • Brisket Marinade Recipes
    Included are a German lager marinade spiced with one habanero pepper, and a sweet-tart citrus marinade with lemon.

  • Brisket Dry Rub Recipes
    Here you'll find a Basically Fantastic Brisket Rub, and a recipe for Tejas Style Brisket Rub. Both are quite tasty.

  • Peppered Bay and Garlic Brisket If you like the flavor of garlic and bay leaves, you'll really like this recipe. Cloves of garlic and leaves of sweet bay are inserted deeply into the brisket, flavoring it from the inside out.

  • Texas Smoked Brisket This spicy brisket takes a cue from the flavors of the Southwest...peppers, cumin and more give this one a flavor you won't forget. And don't forget to keep it moistened with the moppin' sauce!

  • Grilled Brisket Recipes Brisket can be cooked up on the grill, too. Try on of these recipes when you pull out the Weber kettle.

  • Irish Brisket Marinade Enjoy your Guiness Extra Stout as an Irish marinade for your next brisket. Save a couple bottles of the Guiness to wash the brisket down at mealtime!

  • Beef Brisket Coffee Rub A dry rub adds lots of flavor to the brisket and is just about mandatory for creating the perfectly seasoned hunk o' beef!

  • Spicy Brisket Rub If you like excitingly spicy flavors, give this brisket rub a try. You can always back off on the amounts of hot stuff if you prefer a tamer taste.

  • Brisket Mopping Sauce Slather this liquid onto the smoking brisket every half hour or so. You'll be adding flavor and moist goodness to the meat as the wisps of smoke gently lick its surface.

Smoked low and slow, these smoked brisket recipes create tasty, tender meat that you'll be proud to serve. A platter full of sliced brisket, a loaf of bread, some home made barbecue sauce, and a big bowl of smoky baked beans makes for a great weekend feast!

Some Good Brisket Rub Recipes

Barbeque Brisket Rub
Brisket Rub Recipe

Meat Smokers For Brisket

Maintaining the correct smoker temperature for extended periods is is one of the challenges of smoking brisket. The following links to meat smokers provide tips, techniques, and just plain good information about meat smoking equipment.

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