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Texas-Style Beef Brisket

Cowboy Cooking Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 10 servings

Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 6 hrs.

This recipe requires a covered grill and lots of time, you find it worth the effort.


  • 6 to 8 - pounds boneless beef brisket
  • 3/4 - cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 - teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - cup water
  • 2 - cup prepared steak sauce
  • 1/2 - cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 - Tablespoon butter
  • 1 - cup ketchup
  • 1 - Tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 - teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Trim fat from brisket to 1/4-inch. In a small bowl, add 3/4-cup onion, paprika and black pepper. 
  2. Mix. 
  3. Evenly rub mixture over surface of brisket. 
  4. Place brisket, fat side up, in large disposable pan. 
  5. Add 1/2-cup water. 
  6. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil. 
  7. Place in center of grid over very low coals. (Single layer of coals with space in between each.)
  8. Close cover on grill and cook for 5 hours, turning brisket over every 1-1/2 hours. 
  9. With a baster, remove fat as it accumulates in pan. 
  10. Add additional 1/2-cup water to pan, as needed. 
  11. Add briquettes as needed to keep coals at a very low temperature.
  12. Remove foil from pan. 
  13. Remove brisket and place on grid directly over very low coals.
  14. Remove and reserve 1-cup of the pan drippings. 
  15. Mix remaining pan drippings with 1-cup of the prepared steak sauce. 
  16. Brush mixture over brisket. 
  17. Close grill cover and continue cooking 1 hour, brushing occasionally with sauce.
  18. Meanwhile, cook 1/2-cup finely chopped onion in the butter until tender. 
  19. Stir in remaining 1-cup steak sauce, reserved pan drippings, ketchup, brown sugar and crushed red pepper. 
  20. Simmer 10 minutes. 
  21. Serve with the brisket.

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