Grandmother's Texas Barbecued Brisket

Grandmother's Texas Barbecued BrisketRecipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
The brisket is baked at a low oven temperature for five hours in order to tenderize this lean cut of meat.


Makes 8 serving

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Bake: 5 Hours
Stand: 10 Minutes


1 (3- to 4-lb.) beef brisket
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs


1. Trim fat from brisket to 1/8-inch thickness.

2. Combine celery salt, garlic powder, and onion salt. Sprinkle brisket evenly with mixture, and rub thoroughly into meat.

3. Stir together barbecue sauce and next 3 ingredients until blended. Brush barbecue sauce mixture evenly onto brisket. Wrap brisket in heavy-duty aluminum foil; place in a roasting pan. Chill 8 hours.

4. Bake at 300° for 5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 190°. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut brisket across the grain into thin slices. Garnish, if desired.