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Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe

Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe: A simple smokey brisket recipe with a zesty dry rub, that can be made in the oven, instead of a smoker. Enjoy with others!

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Today, I have a Beef Brisket Recipe to share with you all.

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.

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 Style Brisket

Texas is known for its 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 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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Oven Brisket Recipe

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. So break out the spices, preheat those ovens and get ready for delicious, juicy brisket!

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Smoked Brisket Recipe

To make this Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe, simply rub a large flat cut brisket with a blend of salt and spices. The dry rub I used is comprised of:

  • sea salt
  • brown sugar
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • dried mustard
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • dried thyme

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.

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How to Cook Brisket in the Oven

  1. Insert an oven-safe meat thermometer into the thickest part of the brisket and cover the roasting pan tightly with foil. Covering the roasting pan with foil makes sure that the smoke-scented steam circulates around the brisket while cooking.
  2. If you have an oven with a built-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. Do not be tempted to raise the temperature for 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.

Take the brisket out of the oven and allow it to rest for 20 minutes before serving, so the juices redistribute evenly. Cover it loosely with foil to help retain the heat.

Cut the brisket across the grain into very thin slices, and serve warm. Enjoy as-is, sauced, or on rolls!

Just an FYI, Texas Style Oven Brisket is fabulous on its own, but also pairs well with this Creamy Ranchero Sauce! Give it a try!

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How Long to Cook Brisket

A good rule of thumb is to cook your brisket 60 minutes per pound at 250 degrees F. So if you had a 3 pound brisket, you’d cook it for about 3 hours.

However, there are a lot of different factors that can throw this estimate off. So make sure the internal temperature of the brisket is 168 degrees F before removing from the oven.

Happy cooking!

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Perfect for Sharing

This recipe is perfect for parties or to feed a large family. Plus it will leave your house smelling like mouth-watering smokey brisket!

Let me know how your brisket turned out in the comments below and don’t forget to print, pin, or download this recipe! It’s a keeper for sure!

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Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Resting Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe: A simple smokey brisket recipe with a zesty dry rub, that can be made in the oven, instead of a smoker. Enjoy with others!
Servings: 14

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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 built-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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 6ounces, Calories: 316kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 1171mg, Potassium: 676mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 420IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 19mg, Iron: 4.2mg
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Texan
Author: Sommer Collier

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52 comments on “Texas Style Oven Brisket Recipe”

  1. The presentation and the demonstration is superb as well as the actual recipe but shut the music off and it will be much better, It is annoying at best or at lest turn it down I mean who wants to hear at all ?

  2. The seasonings on here look perfect and I love the addition of liquid smoke! Would this mix of seasonings work with pork shoulder or ribs?

  3. Hi! This recipe sounds so yummy. I have a question about the liquid smoke. I always thought it was made by one company (don’t know why), and there was only one flavor. I have used different “flavored” woodchips before – but never different liquid smoke. I’d love to try the cherry flavor that you mentioned, but I can’t locate any online. Is there a certain brand I can check out? Thanks for your help – and your recipe!

    • Hi Alice,

      You can find specialty companies that make all sorts of flavors of liquid smoke. However, I believe Colgin is the “grocery store brand” that makes the most varieties that are easy to find.

  4. This is an awesome recipe for oven brisket. I am ditching the old recipe I have used for 40 years and replacing with this recipe. I love the handmade rub that is perfect on baby backs as well. This will also be a staple in my spice rack. The brisket is so tender. Make a double batch and freeze half of it for later when you don’t have time to cook.

    Thank you for a great way to prepare my favorite meat.

  5. This was my first time cooking a 9LBS brisket. It only took 6 hours and the roast is so tender and taste amazing. I didn’t use the brown sugar in the rub. I hit the meat with about 10 min of high broil to give it a hardened outer crust. I also made a pan gravy out of the drippings. This is going to be one of my keepers for sure!

  6. The flavor was AMAZING it took EIGHT HOURS to make this. Please let people know that brisket reaches a stalling point and then stops cooking at the same pace as before. No brisket can ever be made in 2 hours. Our 2.6 pound brisket took 8 hours in the oven at 250 degrees. The flavor was amazing…the time was not.
    Thank goodness I had skirt steak to have for dinner 6 hours earlier.

  7. I have a 1 1/2 lb. flat cut. Any tips and how can I reduce the quantity of ingredients in the rub ? Thanks, sounds good .

  8. Would add to the video that the brisket will most likely need trimming unless you have the butcher do it for you. The hard fat that is usually on a point piece needs to be removed as it will not render. Also silver skin should be removed to allow the spices to adhere. When rubbing the brisket, shake off the excess rub and allow it to sit and absorb for at least 30 min. The final temperature of 168F seems low, as the meat would still probably be a bit tough and the fat would just be starting to render. Typically an internal temp of 195F is what I do on my smoker. (Oven might be different as I’m just trying the recipe. Also, please cut against the grain of the meat. That allows the slices to cut and bite properly. Hope this helps!

    • If you want tasty brisket, DO NOT TRIM THE FAT BEFORE YOU COOK IT. You can always trim it later after its done cooking. I have been smoking briskets over wood for 25 years and although I will probably not use this recipe because its in an oven, the recipe is great if you don’t have access to a smoker. The fat in the briskets have always rendered, even the hard fat. You want that fat to make a tender brisket when you are done. Remember to cook with the fat side up folks!

  9. I’ve been trying to make a tender Texas oven brisket for years, and Spicy Perspective helped me nail it! Thank you so much! But let me tell you how I tweaked it, and I made it twice in 2 weeks and both times it turned out perfectly. (BTW, I’m sharing it with others during this Covid—19 pandemic, and it makes a ton of good meat.)
    I used a large, heavy-duty foil pan lined with a large piece of heavy duty foil, and made 6 medium-sized balls of foil to act as a “rack” for the meat. The spicy rub mixture is wonderful, so after I dry off the raw brisket with paper towels, I rub in that mixture on the meaty side of the brisket, then place that bad boy on top of the foil balls, fat side down. Yes, fat side down. Inside the sheet of foil, I poured in the water and liquid smoke as described in the recipe, then wrapped the meat up, leaving some puffy space on top of the meat for the air to circulate. Lastly, I add one more layer of foil over the entire top of the pan and tightly press the edges around the pan perimeter, again leaving the top puffier to let the air circulate. But all edges sealed up well. Here’s the crazy part but it works: for a 14-pound brisket, I baked it in my pre-heated 250 degree oven for 18 hours! The first brisket I tried with this recipe was smaller, but I still baked it around 14 hours. An important tip: after taking the brisket out of the oven, leave it sealed up around 20-30 minutes on the counter before unwrapping the foil. Then, it’s ready to transfer to a cutting board, but you’ll need 4 hands with big utensils to safely transfer it over because it might fall apart, it’s so tender! Thank you, Spicy Perspective! I spent $44 on this piece of meat, and you helped me make it right! I’ll try to attach a picture to this review. Happy Brisketing!!

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  11. Delicious and easy to do!  I followed exactly – all at my Super Bowl party loved it!  I’m not much of a meat eater and don’t even own an outdoor grill.  The meat had a great flavor!

  12. My brisket was 2.64 lbs.  I started cooking at about 1pm.  It reached 155 degrees, and I took off the foil, but by 9 it hadn’t reached 168.  The closest I could get it was 164.  I decided, at this point, I had to take it out.  It was good and the bark was nice but I’m not sure it should have been in the oven for 8 hours.  Why couldn’t I get the temp up t 168?  I even stuck an oven thermometer in the oven to make sure the oven temp was correct.  I used an electronic probe thermometer that gave me readings through my phone.  More well done than medium well but feel I should have pulled out sooner even though temps never reached those posted in the Instructions.

    • So, when you’re cooking brisket it goes through a process called the ‘stall’ where internal moisture starts evaporating and this cools the brisket down. The brisket will get through this and continue rising in temperature, but it has to get through the stall first. Generally, the stall varies by how hot you’re cooking the brisket. At 225-250 it might take up to a couple HOURS to get past it. At higher temps, under 30 minutes or so. 

  13. I made this brisket on Christmas. It was delicious! I had a 6 lb flat and a six lb point. I cooked the flat in the oven and the point in an elective roaster. They were both done in about 4 hours. I let them both rest about 1 hour then cut the flat into thin slices and put it in the smoke flavoring and pan drippings and kept in oven until ready to serve. I locked it up to 250 to get it hot again again and it was tender juicy and tasty. I took the point and shredded it. I put it in a covered oven pan with sweet baby rats and kicked it up from warm to 250 to hear it up for about 20 mins! Both the point and flat came out deliciously!

  14. Will this recipe work in an electric toaster?

  15. This recipe was pretty good. Turned out kind of dry but it was on my behalf. Great non overwhelming flavor! I’ll be using this more often! Thanks! 

  16. This was fantastic! I’ve never made a brisket before, and this did not disappoint. The flavor was great, and the cooking was so easy! The only changes I made were:
    1. I put the rub on the night before, wrapped the brisket in foil, and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
    2. I got it out the next day and let it come all the way to room temp before cooking.
    3. I threw a sliced up onion and some garlic cloves on top of the brisket. They were yummy on their own!
    The crazy thing was, I actually overcooked it (it got up to 207). I was worried it would be dry or tough because of this. It wasn’t! I did make sure it was tightly covered with foil, so that may be one reason why.
    Will definitely make again! Thanks!

  17. gonna try it.

  18. Wow,  thank you for this 10/10 recipe it was my first time. Ever doing brisket and my friends and we loved it.  Girl you are., a Treasure look forward to trying more of your recipes.  Loved the rub. You rock.

  19. Hello as a experienced brisket smoker I must comment that this a fine a recipe I have come across on any food blog, There is nothing like a herb crusted brisket so tender and full of flavor, yours looks terrific, I been following your blog for some time now,and concluded your the best. Thank You so much. I printed this recipes so I can share with my family. I been a Chef now retired for 47 years but still enjoy working part time, I enjoy communicating with food lovers as you.
    Chef Ernie

  20. My 8 pound brisket cooked to temp 199, in 3.5 hours…

  21. 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!

    • 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

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

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

  24. 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!

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

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

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

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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. 

  31. Wow the best beef brisket I’ve had.

  32. Texas style oven baked brisket

  33. 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!

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  35. 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!

    • Fantastic recipe! The brisket came out tender and juicy. I used a broiling pan in a natural gas oven to make mine. I highly recommend you try this recipe out, it won’t disappoint.

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

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

  38. 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!

  39. This is such a crowd pleaser!

  40. This looks like a recipe Josh would love!

  41. 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.

    Thanks.

    -GK

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