24 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. If you can't get to a grill, be sure pull out your trusty Instant Pot or slow cooker to achieve similar succulent results.
Heavenly Smoked Brisket
Brisket is the legendary low-and-slow-cooked cut of the Lone Star State, but its fame extends far beyond Texas borders. This recipe came to us from a reader in Alexandria, Louisiana. Hickory-smoked with a bold brown sugar-Cajun spice rub, it topped our annual list of favorites in 1995. There's no barbecue sauce. None needed. The heavenly flavor of the brisket speaks for itself.
Pulled Brisket Sandwiches with Sesame Slaw
Slow-cooked brisket is the best when shredded and smothered in barbeque sauce. It's even better when you share it with friends by making party-sized sliders. The cooling sesame slaw brings everything together for a casual finger-food celebration.
Brisket with Melted and Pickled Onions
Sweet onions and red onions are gently pickled and topped over a slow-cooked brisket that is simply seasoned with Worcestershire sauce. The brisket simmers over a low heat for about 8 hours creating a tender finish.
Texas-Style Chili with Brisket
Texas chili is purely beef-driven: no beans allowed. This version boasts smoky, complex, deep flavor from a mix of dried chiles and chili powders.
Slow-Cooker Brisket with Smoked Paprika
Save time and oven space and use a slow-cooker for brisket that's tender when pierced, with a rich, velvety sauce. Start in the morning and you'll have brisket by dinnertime.
True Smoked Beef Brisket
This is the real-deal approach to making the ultimate smoked beef brisket and this brisket recipe will have everyone flocking to your backyard barbecue. The brisket smokes for over 5 hours under hot coals and wood chunks creating a complex, yet authentic smoky flavor. It won't get much better than this.
Buffalo-Brisket Sliders with Special Sauce
Buffalo has a sweet, rich taste and is a low-fat, nutrient-dense meat. We mix in flavorful brisket to maximize meaty juiciness. Pressing each patty once it hits the hot pan develops a great savory crust.
Cowboy Brisket Sandwich
Layer the brisket on thick and place between two slices of well buttered and toasted thick-sliced bread.
Slow Cooker Barbacoa Brisket
Slow cooking tougher cuts of meat, such as beef brisket, gives you a meltingly tender texture. For tacos, serve the saucy barbacoa in tortillas with green and red onion, cilantro leaves, jalapeño slices, and fresh lime wedges.
Brisket with Mushroom-and-Onion Gravy
Flat-cut brisket comes in a range of sizes. If you get a large, oblong piece, trim the thin end off, if necessary, so it will fit in a Dutch oven and cook evenly.
Coffee-Rubbed Texas-Style Brisket
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
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
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
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.
The combination of ingredients like guajillo chiles, dried Mexican oregano leaves, and lime juice give this dish a Mexican flair perfect for any fiesta!
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.
Brisket-and-Black Bean Chili with Cilantro-Lime Crema
This hearty, richly spiced chili is made in a slow cooker so it’s easy to prepare and transport if you’re traveling for game day. Instead of bowls, set out mugs and let everyone help themselves to the chili and crema.
Smoky Brisket With Peppers and Onions
Don't want to spend a hot summer day tending to the smoker? Call on your slow cooker to work its magic. Slow-cooking tougher cuts of meat, like a brisket, slowly melts the thin marbles of fat into the meat, creating a meltingly tender result. Canned chipotle peppers—smoked jalapeños in tangy adobo sauce—add heat and smoky flavor with just one ingredient. Look for the small cans near Mexican ingredients in the international aisle at large supermarkets. To keep the sauce pleasantly spicy and not over-the-top hot, be sure to remove the seeds from the peppers before mincing. Serve the shredded meat and vegetables folded into warm tortillas, over rice, or even with mashed potatoes.
Braised Brisket with Sweet Potatoes
This comforting baked brisket and sweet potatoes make a delicious fall meal when the temperature starts to drop.
Beer-Braised Brisket with Onion Jam
The secret to a succulent grand finale for Beer-Braised Brisket with Onion Jam starts with low, moist heat. After braising, the meat is chilled in the cooking liquid overnight; then the brisket is sliced and reheated in the rich, meaty cooking liquid to guarantee that every savory bite is juicy. Should you be preparing this for Passover and wanting to abide by the Kosher for Passover dietary guidelines, omit the beer by substituting additional stock.