Oven Barbecue Brisket

Southern Living
Makes 12 servings


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1 (4-pound) beef brisket
2 gallons water
3 tablespoons pickling spice
1 cup ketchup
1 cup cola soft drink
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard


Bring brisket, 2 gallons water, and 3 tablespoons pickling spice to a boil in a stockpot; reduce heat, and simmer for 2 1/2 hours. Drain; cover and chill brisket 8 hours.

Place brisket in a lightly greased shallow roasting pan.

Stir together 1 cup ketchup and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle one-third of sauce over brisket.

Bake brisket at 350° for 3 hours, basting every hour with remaining sauce.

Created date

June 2001