Texas Style Beef Brisket Recipe 


3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce barbecue sauce:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon pepper
1 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional
1/2 cup molasses
1 fresh beef brisket (6 pounds)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup beef broth
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  1. In a large bowl or shallow dish, combine the Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, garlic, celery salt, pepper and, if desired, liquid smoke. Cut brisket in half; add to bowl and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Transfer beef to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker; add broth and bay leaves. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. In a small saucepan, sauté the onion in oil until soft. Cook for 1 minute more after adding the garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and cook thoroughly.
  4. Remove brisket from the slow cooker; discard bay leaves. Place 1 cup cooking juices in a measuring cup; skim fat. Discard remaining juices. Add reserved juices to the barbecue sauce.
  5. Return brisket to the slow cooker; top with sauce mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Thinly slice beef across the grain; serve with sauce.

Can you freeze Texas-Style Beef Brisket?

Fill freezer containers with individual amounts of sliced brisket and top with barbecue sauce. Allow to cool and then freeze. To use, defrost slightly in the refrigerator overnight. In a covered saucepan, slowly heat through, stirring occasionally; add broth or water as needed.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked beef with 1/4 cup sauce: 381 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 548mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 47g protein.

What is Texas-Style Beef Brisket?

Texas-Style Beef Brisket is a delicious, slow-cooked dish made with beef brisket. It is a popular Texas barbecue recipe that involves seasoning the brisket with a dry rub, smoking it low and long over wood or charcoal, and allowing it to acquire a tender texture and smokey flavor.

How do I prepare Texas-Style Beef Brisket?

To prepare Texas-Style Beef Brisket, you will need a beef brisket, a dry rub consisting of spices like salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder, and wood or charcoal for smoking. The brisket is typically seasoned with the dry rub, refrigerated overnight to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat, and then slow-smoked for several hours until it becomes tender and develops a crusty exterior.

What is the ideal cooking temperature and time for Texas-Style Beef Brisket?

The ideal cooking temperature for Texas-Style Beef Brisket is around 225-250°F (107-121°C). The cooking time can vary depending on the size of the brisket and the consistency you desire, but it generally takes anywhere from 10 to 14 hours to achieve the desired tenderness. It’s important to monitor the temperature throughout the cooking process to ensure the meat doesn’t overcook or dry out.

Which wood is best for smoking Texas-Style Beef Brisket?

In Texas, oak wood is commonly used for smoking beef brisket due to its mild and slightly sweet flavor. However, other woods such as hickory, mesquite, or pecan can also be used to impart different smoky flavors. It ultimately comes down to personal preference and availability of wood in your region.