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Texas Beef Brisket Recipes...Basic But Perfect

Beef Brisket Recipes

Dry Rub Recipe
This is one of the recipes that calls for a Dry Rub before cooking and a Wet Mop during cooking.
A dry rub is a mixture of dry spices which are rubbed, or massaged if you will, onto the outer part of the brisket.

You can buy any number of great rubs specifically mixed for briskets, or there are good all-purpose rubs as well. And of course you can make your own if you are so inclined.

One of my favorite Brisket Recipes using a rub is shown below. Again, this is pretty basic but it does use a lot of ingredients, although all easy to find. And you may want to experiment to fit your taste buds and maybe come up with your "signature" sauce. But this will get you started if this is your first experience with brisket.

*4 tablespoons salt
*1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
*3/4 teaspoon dried coriander
*2 teaspoons dry mustard
*2 tablespoons brown sugar
*2 teaspoons garlic powder
*2 teaspoons dried basil
*2 teaspoons onion powder
*1/2 teaspoon dried savory
*1 teaspoon black pepper

Put all the ingredients in a ziplock bag, seal and shake them up pretty well. Use all but a 1/4 cup of the mixture to rub all over the brisket. Don't be wimpy here. Rub it in well. Store the brisket overnight in a shallow baking pan that's been sealed well with foil.

Mop or Marinade for Brisket Recipes:

A mop is a thin sauce or marinade that is applied at various interval with a small brush that looks like a miniature mop.

*2 tablespoons of your brisket rub
* couple of ham hocks
*1 onion,chopped fine
*1/4 cup garlic, minced
*2 bay leaves
*1/4 cup celery, minced
*4 bottles of your favorite beer
*1 tablespoon prepared mustard
*1 teaspoon black pepper
*1 tablespoon prepared mustard
*1 tablespoon lime juice
*2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
*2 tablespoons cider vinegar

In a medium/large sauce pot over medium heat, brown the bacon, onion, garlic, and celery. Bring the pot to a boil. Add the rub, pepper, mustard, lime juice, soy sauce and vinegar. Simmer (low heat) for 1 hour.

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Start your charcoal fire on one side of your pit or, if using a smoker, in the fire box. Add wood chips pieces that you've soaked for at least an hour been soaked in water for at least an hour.

When coals are ready keep control of the heat by closing the air vents to the pit. Place brisket, fat side up, on pit grill away from the direct heat of the fire and close the top of the pit. Temperature inside the pit should be kept as close to 300 degrees as possible. Baste meat continuously with mop every 30 minutes.

Brisket will be done in about 10 hours or when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Allow to rest 30 minutes before slicing.

Remove any excess fat and slice brisket across grain 3/8 inches thick.

Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce (I've included a really good, easy recipe below), some Texas Toast, a slice of Texas 1015 sweet onion (or that other sweet onion if you can't find the 1015), and a dill pickle or a pickled jalapeno, as well as your favorite barbeque side dishes.

Texas BBQ Sauce for Brisket Recipes

* 1/2 c Vinegar
* 1 Grated peel of one lemon
* 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
* 1/2 Cup Catsup
* 1 Large onion, diced
* 1/2 tsp Bottled hot pepper sauce
* 2 Cloves garlic, pressed or Diced fine
* 1 Tbs Salt
* 1/2 tsp Chili powder
* 1 Juice of one lemon
* 1 dash Sage

Combine ingredients. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

Barbecued Beef Brisket

This is one of those oven-baked brisket recipes for stormy "tornado watch" Texas days. This one calls for a smaller trimmed brisket.

*About a 2 1/2 lb. beef brisket
*1 cup of white wine
*3 cups of apple cider
*1/4 up of honey
*2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
*1/4 cup of soy sauce
*1 tablespoon of whole coriander
*2 tablespoons of firmly packed brown sugar
*1 tablespoon of minced garlic
*1 tablespoon of fresh ginger powder
*1/8 teaspoon sprigs of fresh thyme

Combine the wine, cider, honey, mustard, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger root, coriander and thyme in Dutch oven or heavy roasting pan.

Add brisket, cover tightly and place in oven. Turn oven to 350 degrees and cook 2 hours. Remove brisket from cooking liquid, cover and set aside. Let rest for 30 minutes and slice across grain.

This has to be one of the easiest of all beef brisket recipes. You also cook it in the oven for those days when a norther' blows in.

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Easy Texas Beef Brisket

3-4 lbs. boneless beef brisket
1 bottle chili sauce
1 can Coke
1 packet dry onion soup mix

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Combine chili sauce, Coke and soup mix.

Place brisket in a foil-lined baking pan. Pour sauce mixture over brisket and cover with another sheet of foil sealing edges.

Bake for 3 to 4 hours until tender. Carve brisket against the grain and serve juices in the pan as a sauce.

There will be more brisket recipes, as well as many other other bbq meat recipes and all the fixins.

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