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Oven Baked Barbecue Beef Brisket

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Barbecue Beef Brisket; tender brisket, thinly sliced, richly spiced, swimming in a rich, smokey barbecue sauce.

Nothing speaks my love language like a drippy, tangy, juicy and flavorful brisket! How about you?

And if you adore slow cooked, tender meats, try these other family favorites: Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Pork, Amazing & Tender Pot Roast, Beer Beef Stew.

white plate of sliced barbecue beef brisket.

Growing up, barbecue beef brisket was my favorite dinner (besides spaghetti!!); my mom would  make brisket and buy fresh homemade Italian rolls from a local deli and we’d pile the tender brisket high on the rolls and drench it in barbecue sauce. It was the best, most delicious and definitely, the messiest meal. E.V.E.R!!

It’s best if you get it started the night before to allow the spices to work their way into the meat, however; that said I’ve been known to hurry the process and do it the day of, okay, it’s because I forgot, okay!?! The flavor is still good, so it can be done, but it’s superior if you do it the night before! Just saying…

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The night before…

….start by lining a sheet pan with heavy duty aluminum foil enough to wrap and make a “pouch” around the brisket, lay your brisket in the middle of the foil.

A seasoned slab of beef brisket with orange juice and liquid smoke in an aluminum foil pouch. BBQ Beef Brisket | www.thefreshcooky.com

How to make a Dry Rub for Beef

In a small bowl mix together your spices to make a rub, sprinkle evenly over meat and rub into both sides of the meat. It’s really that simple!

Then pour the Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke (found near the Worcestershire sauce in the grocery store) over the meat, lifting the meat as it drips to the sides so that you get this good stuff under the meat as well as on top.

Pouring Worcestershire sauce over the top of rubbed brisket before cooking. Oven Baked Barbecue Beef Brisket | www.thefreshcooky.com

Roll down the foil to create a pocket and place foil wrapped meat on plate or pan in fridge to marinate overnight.

The next day, about 6-7 hours from serving

Allow brisket to come to room temperature for 30-60 minutes before baking. Pour on 1/2 cup of real orange juice and seal the foil back up.

Preheat your oven to 275° and bake the foil wrapped brisket on a sheet pan for 5 hours.

Carefully remove meat from oven and open foil packet, carefully (watch the steam) pour 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce over the meat. This is our favorite store bought sauce and but you’ve got to try this Homemade Rocky Mountain Barbecue Sauce. Return to the oven, keeping foil open and bake for an additional hour.

Oven Baked BBQ Beef Brisket | www.thefreshcooky.com

When ready to eat; remove brisket from oven and allow to sit, covered for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

Carefully move brisket from foil to cutting board and thinly slice. My dad always sliced our brisket with an electric knife, so I’m partial to using one as it brings back fond memories of him!

Drizzle with juices from foil packet and serve with additional warmed barbecue sauce. Serve with rolls for sandwiches or with a crisp salad and these amazing and simple roasted rosemary red potatoes!

BBQ Beef Brisket in foil packet | www.thefreshcooky.com

Pass out the napkins, tie on a bib, get your fingers messy and ENJOY!

barbecue beef brisket sandwich on plate with smashed potatoes and carrots with bottle of BBQ sauce in background.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have 8 employees, all 20-something strong, big guys. I served brisket sandwiches along with the Asian slaw and potato chips for our 2021 kick-off meeting. Both were big successes!!!

  2. 5 stars
    As a Southern girl, I adore a good brisket. This one holds up and is so tasty! Also, since I don’t have a smoker, this is an AMAZING recipe to have in my pocket!