8 Unbeatable Brisket Recipes

Brisket was meant to be grilled. Whether marinated or dry rubbed, brisket cooked over smoking wood or charcoal develops a gorgeous crust and juicy, tender flesh. Try one of these unbeatable brisket recipes at your next cookout—trust us, you won't want to wait to dig in.

  • Coffee-Rubbed Texas-Style Brisket
    Photo: Charles Masters; Styling: Alma Melendez

    Coffee-Rubbed Texas-Style Brisket

    This delicious Texas-style beef brisket features a coffee-based dry rub that adds deep, smoky flavor to the meat. 

  • B-Side Brown Sugar Smoked Brisket
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    B-Side Brown Sugar Smoked Brisket

    A charcoal grill will give you the smokiest flavor for this sugar-and-spice-crusted brisket. Throughout the grilling time, your goal should be to produce lots of smoke, which imparts tremendous depth of flavor.
  • Simple, Perfect Fresh-Ground Brisket Burgers
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    Simple, Perfect Fresh-Ground Brisket Burgers

    We loved the simple, flavorful patty we got from grinding inexpensive beef brisket. Traditional condiments like ketchup and mustard are an option, but we found this burger so good on its own that all we added was cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
  • Grilled Salted Beef Brisket or Flank Steak
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    Grilled Salted Beef Brisket

    A gas barbecue works best to maintain low, even heat to slow-cook this simple salted brisket. Serve this dish to company at your next backyard barbecue.
  • Texas-Style Smoked Brisket
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

    Try barbecue Texas style, which most often centers around the beef brisket! If there is any sauce, it is a thin, spicy pan sauce made from the meat drippings. Look for a flat-cut brisket, which will be a fairly even thickness, and leave the fat layer on for the best results.
  • Fiesta Brisket
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Sissy Lamerton

    Fiesta Brisket

    The combination of ingredients like guajillo chiles, dried Mexican oregano leaves, and lime juice give this dish a Mexican flair perfect for any fiesta!

  • Smoked Brisket

    Smoked Brisket

    This fabulous brisket is destined to steal the show at your next grilling party. Just serve with hamburger buns, barbecue sauce and pickles for a make-it-yourself sandwich bar.
  • Ultimate Burgers
    Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

    Ultimate Burgers

    Tyler Florence's burgers are extra juicy and flavorful because they're made with brisket. Pile on a few of his favorite toppings, like sauteed mushrooms and onions, spiced bacon, herbed horseradish mayonnaise and chile ketchup for a burger straight from paradise.
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