Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Simple BBQ Brisket Recipe

I absolutely love BBQ brisket. I tried it for the first time a few years ago at a restaurant called Famous Dave's, I have been hooked ever since.

Nashville, Tennessee, has many award-winning BBQ joints that we enjoy visiting. While we were out to eat last spring, both Mr. Handsome and I agreed that it would be fun to try our hand at homemade BBQ beef brisket

 The meat is expensive (usually $20-$25 for 4 pounds) so we have only made it a handful of times. It takes a few hours to cook, but the prep is a cinch. Here's the recipe:


Simple BBQ Beef Brisket

Ingredients:
Brisket roast (approximately 4 pounds)
Several slices of uncooked bacon
Homemade BBQ sauce*

1-1/2 Tablespoons paprika 
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar 
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard (optional)

*I use the same Homemade Honey BBQ recipe that I make with my Buffalo Wild Wings Style Wings--click here to view


Remove all packaging from brisket roast. Place fat side down in an oven safe, non-glass pan that can hold juices that will accumulate. I use a 9x13-inch pan.

Combine dry spices in a small bowl. Using a fork, poke holes in brisket, and rub the entire roast with spice rub. 


Place uncooked bacon strips over brisket, side-by-side. If you have additional bacon slices, you can also place one layer of bacon under the roast. (Bacon is expensive, so I don't usually do that.)


Tightly cover pan with foil, and bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours. Remove from oven, and flip brisket over so the fat side is facing up. Return to oven, covered with foil, for an additional hour.

Remove from oven, and cut into brisket with a knife. Meat should be fork tender. Return to oven if necessary.

Brisket roasts can be finicky, so it helps if you have had BBQ brisket at a restaurant and have seen how it looks when it is fully cooked. The size and thickness of the brisket roast also affects cooking time.

Transfer to a cutting board, and slice. Serve with homemade BBQ sauce. If you find yourself with an overcooked brisket, just add extra BBQ sauce!


Simple BBQ Beef Brisket

Ingredients:
Brisket roast (approximately 4 pounds)
Several slices of uncooked bacon
Homemade BBQ sauce*

1-1/2 Tablespoons paprika 
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 Tablespoons brown sugar 
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard (optional)

*I use the same Homemade Honey BBQ recipe that I make with my Buffalo Wild Wings Style Wings--click here to view

Directions:
Remove all packaging from brisket roast. Place fat side down in an oven safe, non-glass pan that can hold juices that will accumulate. I use a 9x13-inch pan.

Combine dry spices in a small bowl. Using a fork, poke holes in brisket, and rub the entire roast with spice rub. 
Place uncooked bacon strips over brisket, side-by-side. If you have additional bacon slices, you can also place one layer of bacon under the roast. (Bacon is expensive, so I don't usually do that.)Tightly cover pan with foil, and bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours. Remove from oven, and flip brisket over so the fat side is facing up. Return to oven, covered with foil, for an additional hour. 

Remove from oven, and cut into brisket with a knife. Meat should be fork tender. Return to oven if necessary. 

Brisket roasts can be finicky, so it helps if you have had BBQ brisket at a restaurant and have seen how it looks when it is fully cooked. The size and thickness of the brisket roast also affects cooking time. 

Transfer to a cutting board, and slice. Serve with homemade BBQ sauce. If you find yourself with an overcooked brisket, just add extra BBQ sauce!

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous2/15/2017

    BBQ without a grill or fire of some sort? That's just a spice-rubbed roast beef to me.

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    1. That's where the bacon comes in, giving it a smoked taste without actually smoking or grilling it. We have eaten brisket at several BBQ restaurants, and this homemade brisket is definitely comparable.

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous2/15/2017

    That looks sooooo good Ellie!
    I'm so hungry 😅

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    1. Thank you! Looking at the picture makes me hungry, too. I think I might have to make it again soon. Lol.

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous2/15/2017

    That sounds good. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us.

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    1. It's my pleasure. If you try it, let me know what you think. :)

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous2/15/2017

    Mmmm brisket. Now I'm gonna want that for dinner LOL

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    1. LOL. Me too. I had only eaten BBQ a few times in my life before moving to Nashville, and now it's one of my favorite foods!

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous2/16/2017

    Looks so yummy,I believe Mr. Handsome gets fed good.

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    1. Well thank you. :) He's a real foodie, and it brings me joy to cook things that he loves.

      Ellie

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  6. Ellie - not sure if you got my message that Dave and I watched the video: 'To Joey, With Love' on Tuesday night. WOW! what a beautfully told story - and not even a year has past. :0)

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    1. Hi there,

      Was it a Facebook message? I don't recall seeing it. So glad you enjoyed the movie! We have good friends who know Joey (and knew Rory), so the story really hit home.

      Ellie

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  7. Therese2/19/2017

    Girl, that looks good!

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