Texas Style Oven Brisket

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Around the holidays, we eat more beef than we do any other time of year. The rich sumptuous characteristics of beef make us feel like celebrating!

For dinner parties, instead of cooking individual steaks, I like to prepare one large cut of beef that can serve many people.

This not only allows better control of the cooking process, when cooking for a crowd, it also often saves money and time.

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Beef brisket is a marvelous cut for holiday gatherings.

However, brisket tends to be a tougher cut of beef. It’s best slow cooked and sliced thin, so that the best flavor and texture can be enjoyed together.

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Texas is known for it’s classic brisket preparation, involving a dry rub spice blend and a long rest in an outdoor wood smoker.

In my opinion, slowly smoked brisket is the absolute best brisket available. It’s tender and rich with pink smoke rings around each piece, and a thick chewy bark.

However, as most of us don’t own an outdoor smoking cabinet, we’ll have to rely on other ways to achieve a similar result.

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Today I’m sharing my Texas Style Oven Brisket recipe, a dry rubbed brisket roasted in the oven over a water bath with liquid smoke.

…Is it as irresistible as a brisket smoked all night in a smoking cabinet?

No. I’m not going to lie and tell you it turns out just the same.

However, this Texas Style Oven Brisket is a close runner up and is much, much easier to prepare.

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To make this Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe, simply rub a large flat cut brisket with a blend of salt and spices. Then lay it on a rack in a roasting pan, over water mixed with liquid smoke.

You can use any variety of liquid smoke you prefer… Hickory, Cherry, Mesquite, etc.

Cover the roasting pan tightly with foil so the smoke-scented steam circulates around the brisket while cooking.

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Roast in the oven at a low slow 250 degree temperature. Do not be tempted to raise the temperature for a faster cooking time, or your brisket will be very tough.

Slow oven roasting allows the fats to break down gradually, tenderizing the beef, so it has a stretching juicy quality in the end.

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Then be sure to give the brisket several minutes of rest time, before cutting, so the juices redistribute evenly.

Slice very thin and enjoy as-is, sauced, or on rolls!

More Dazzling Beef Dishes for the Holidays:

Crockpot Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin

Oven Roasted Standing Rib Roast

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Recipe

Texas Style Oven Brisket

Yield: 12-16 servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:6 hours

4.5 / 5 (9 Reviews)
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Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe. A simple smokey brisket recipe that can be made in the oven, instead of on a smoker.


  • 6 pound boneless flat cut beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke, any variety


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Pour 3 cups water into the bottom of a large roasting pan with a rack, and add the liquid smoke.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the salt, brown sugar, and all remaining spices until well combined. Rub the spice blend over the entire surface of the brisket and lay the brisket on the wire roasting rack. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer into the thickest part of the brisket and cover the roasting pan tightly with foil. *If you have an oven with a bulit-in meat thermometer, run the wire out the side of the pan. If you are using a standard meat thermometer, insert it into the brisket, through the foil, so you can see the reading.
  3. Slow Roast in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F. Then remove the foil and continue roasting until the internal temperature reaches 168 degrees F. Depending on your oven, and where you inserted the meat thermometer, this process may take 5-6 hours.
  4. Take the brisket out of the oven and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before serving. Cover it loosely with foil to help retain the heat. Cut the brisket across the grain into thin slices, and serve warm.

NOTE: Texas Style Oven Brisket is fabulous on its own, but also pairs well with this Creamy Ranchero Sauce!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12-16 servings, Serving Size: 1/16th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 480 Calories
  • Total Fat: 37.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 135mg
  • Sodium: 813mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 30.5g
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24 comments on “Texas Style Oven Brisket

  1. Tom Prosapioposted January 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm Reply

    Was not impressed with this recipe. The brisket turned out dry and tough. Did like the rub recipe though. I think cooking the brisket any near water will dry it out. So, will try another time, again in the oven, using a different method. No Water!

    • Maryposted January 16, 2019 at 2:03 pm Reply

      You probably trimmed off all of the fat before cooking. You should keep all of the fat on while cooking and only trim BEFORE you serve. The fat is what makes it juicy and flavorable

  2. Morganposted December 3, 2018 at 10:40 pm Reply

    My small 2.75 brisket was overcooked around 3 hours. I should have checked it earlier knowing it was smaller than in thr recipe.

  3. Tammy Abramsposted November 19, 2018 at 8:34 pm Reply

    The best I ever had devine takes a long time totally worth it

    Rating: 5
  4. Jan Wheelerposted November 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm Reply

    I usually smoke a brisket in my Bradley electric smoker but since I didn’t have 16 hours to smoke it I thought I’d try this recipe. I followed the directions, while it was tender, the brisket came out a little dry. Thank God I had planned to serve it with mashed potatoes and gravy, that gravy was the ONLY thing to hide the dry, over smoked taste. I think next time I’ll either fall back on the smoker or just make the old stand-by, the Jewish Brisket recipe!

    Rating: 3
  5. Jeanetteposted May 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm Reply

    I’m going to try this in an electric roaster this weekend! Too hot for the oven already.

  6. Tammy Harmonposted May 5, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply

    Great taste. I added 1 tbsp medium green chili powder. Great kick. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Rating: 4.5
  7. Mary Annposted January 19, 2018 at 8:38 am Reply

    Approximately how long is cooking time?  Probably varies with each brisket, but don’t want to start peaking too soon. 😀

  8. Shondaposted December 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm Reply

    Excellent recipe! This was my first time cooking brisket, and my family loved it. Super moist and flavorful. My new go to recipe for brisket. I didn’t have enough onion powder, so I used onion salt instead.

    Rating: 5
  9. Robertposted December 15, 2017 at 3:46 am Reply

    This recipe surprised me… first time I’ve had results from an oven baked brisket that rivals that of outdoor smoked brisket. Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  10. Antoinetteposted October 31, 2017 at 1:34 am Reply

    After having some amazing smoked beef brisket I knew I had to make some at home but I dont have a smoker. I searched for recipes and stoped at this one.  It  turned out so good!!!! I’m am so happy with the results and will be making it again this weekend for dinner with friends. 
    We made chili with the leftover brisket  and it was out of this world! Thank you for a great recipe! It’s a keeper. 

    Rating: 5
  11. Micheleposted September 18, 2017 at 6:53 am Reply

    Wow the best beef brisket I’ve had.

    Rating: 5
  12. Laurie Walposted June 22, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

    Texas style oven baked brisket

    Rating: 5
  13. Michelle Stallingsposted July 31, 2016 at 6:46 am Reply

    After a recent trip to Texas, I wanted to try that flavor at home. This was easy and simply delicious! I cut the recipe down and made a 2 pound brisket, but in the spring we are planning a large party and this will definitely be on the menu! Thank you for sharing!

    • Pamelaposted March 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm Reply

      I’m preparing a3 lb. brisket do you cook it 1/2 the time or for the whole story is hrs

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  15. Nutmeg Nannyposted December 14, 2015 at 8:32 am Reply

    I love brisket soooooooo much! Every time I order it form my local BBQ place I request a big side of jalapeños and eat them with every bite. I have never made brisket at home but this must change!

  16. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted December 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm Reply

    Low and slow is definitely the key!! This makes me want to head back to Texas! 

  17. Gaby Dalkinposted December 12, 2015 at 11:34 am Reply

    great idea to save money and feed people great food on all those big holiday parties!

  18. Martin @ The Why Chefposted December 11, 2015 at 11:43 am Reply

    I’ve just bought a bottle of that liquid smoke imported via ebay for some BBQ sauce I’m working on! I love beef brisket so this is going on my to do list! I didn’t realise that the smoky flavour could steam into the meat like that – awesome! Thanks!

  19. Naomiposted December 11, 2015 at 10:31 am Reply

    This is such a crowd pleaser!

    Rating: 5
  20. Mariaaposted December 11, 2015 at 10:00 am Reply

    This looks like a recipe Josh would love!

  21. Fork on the Roadposted December 11, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply

    Thanks for sharing the secret.

    This looks so good.

    I have everything but the brisket, and that’s easy to get.

    Sounds like a good weekend project.



  22. Amyposted December 11, 2015 at 7:19 am Reply

    Each year we have a lot of guests at the house, this is a great of feeding everyone at the same time.