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0 min Serves 12. Main Ingredient: D*TEXAS*BEEF Cuisine: American

Cooking: Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Start to finish: 1 day min



For dry rub

1/2 cup paprika

3 tablespoons ground black pepper

3 tablespoons coarse salt

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 7 1/2- to 8-pound untrimmed whole beef brisket

For mop

12 ounces beer

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons minced jalapeño chilies

5 pounds (about) 100% natural lump charcoal

4 cups (about) oak or hickory wood smoke chips, soaked in cold water at least 30 minutes

1 cup purchased barbecue sauce (such as Bull\'s-Eye)

1 tablespoon chili powder

Nutrition Facts

per serving of Serves 12.




Step 1Make dry rub:

Step 2Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl to blend.

Step 3Transfer 1 tablespoon dry rub to another small bowl and reserve for mop. Spread remaining dry rub all over brisket. Cover with plastic; chill overnight.

Step 4Make mop:

Step 5Mix first 6 ingredients plus reserved dry rub in heavy medium saucepan. Stir over low heat 5 minutes. Pour 1/2 cup mop into bowl; cover and chill for use in sauce. Cover and chill remaining mop.

Step 6Following manufacturer\'s instructions and using natural lump charcoal, start fire in smoker. When charcoal is ash gray, drain 1/2 cup wood chips and scatter over charcoal. Bring smoker to 200°F. to 225°F., regulating temperature by opening vents wider to increase temperature and closing slightly to reduce temperature.

Step 7Place brisket, fat side up, on rack in smoker. Cover; cook until tender when pierced with fork and meat thermometer inserted into center registers 185°F., about 10 hours (turn brisket over for last 30 minutes). Every 1 1/2 to 2 hours, add enough charcoal to maintain single layer and to maintain 200°F. to 225°F. temperature; add 1/2 cup drained wood chips. Brush brisket with chilled mop in pan each time smoker is opened. Transfer brisket to platter; let stand 15 minutes. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool 1 hour. Wrap in foil; chill. Before continuing, rewarm brisket, still wrapped, in 350°F. oven about 45 minutes.) Combine barbecue sauce and chili powder in heavy small saucepan. Add any accumulated juices from brisket and bring to boil, thinning sauce with some of reserved 1/2 cup mop, if desired.

Step 8Thinly slice brisket across grain. Serve, passing sauce separately.

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