Smoked Brisket

Southern Living
Smoked BrisketRecipe
Makes 8 servings


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Hickory wood chips
2 tablespoons dried rosemary
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons pepper
2 tablespoons dried garlic flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 (7-pound) untrimmed beef brisket
Barbecue sauce
Hamburger buns
Garnish: fresh rosemary sprigs


Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Soak wood chips in water for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare charcoal fire in smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes.

Combine rosemary and next 4 ingredients; rub on brisket.

Drain wood chips, and place on coals. Place water pan in smoker; add water to depth of fill line. Place brisket on lower food rack; cover with smoker lid.

Cook 3 hours and 30 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Slice and serve with barbecue sauce, buns, and pickles. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

December 2001