Texas BBQ Beef Brisket

Texas BBQ Beef Brisket

Total Recipe Time: 3 to 3 ½ hours
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff


1Boneless beef brisket, flat cut (about 2 ½ to 3 ½ pounds)
¾ cupBarbecue sauce
½ cupDry red wine


2 tbsp.Chili powder
1 tbsp.Packed brown sugar
1 ½ tsp.Garlic powder


1. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in stockpot.

2. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2 ½ to 3 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Remove brisket; keep warm.

3. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.

4. Trim fat from brisket. Carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce. Cook's Tip: Smoker Method Variation: To smoke beef brisket, prepare charcoal or gas smoker according to manufacturer's directions. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 7 to 8 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently. Reserve ½ cup barbecue sauce for serving. Prepare rub as above; press evenly onto beef brisket. Smoke brisket according to manufacturer's instructions and cooking times or until fork-tender, brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce. Carve brisket as above. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition information per serving, 1/6 of recipe:

258 calories; 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 62 mg cholesterol; 340 mg sodium; 8 g carbohydrate; 1.3 g fiber; 36 g protein; 5.6 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.6 mcg vitamin B12; 3.7 mg iron; 37 mcg selenium; 8.7 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitaminB6, vitaminB12, iron, selenium and zinc.