Grandmother's Texas Barbecued Brisket

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.

Yield: Makes 8 serving
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
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. 1. Trim fat from brisket to 1/8-inch thickness.
  2. 2. Combine celery salt, garlic powder, and onion salt. Sprinkle brisket evenly with mixture, and rub thoroughly into meat.
  3. 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. 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.
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