This is one of my best recipes. It creates a very juicy and tender brisket and is very easy to make. The best brisket to use will have a little fat on it.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • To make the marinade, whisk together the liquid smoke, steak sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl.

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  • Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Place brisket with the fattier-side facing upwards in the center of the pan. Pour half of the marinade over the brisket. Using a food injector, inject the rest of the marinade into the brisket. Seal the brisket in the foil and refrigerate for at least 16 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Open foil and layer onion slices on the brisket. Reseal the foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 6 hours. Remove the brisket and slice. Reseal the foil and bake the sliced brisket for 1 hour more.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

881.9 calories; 39.2 g protein; 10.6 g carbohydrates; 163.5 mg cholesterol; 1986.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2008
This was delicious. And I sort of made it by mistake. I know very little about beef. And I wanted to marinate something. So I picked up a brisket at the store not knowing what kind of meat to buy. I went home and started marinating it. Then I called my mom and she said "No no... you don't marinate a brisket. Take it out of your marinade and throw it in a crock pot." But I was determined. So I searched for "marinated brisket" and this was the only recipe that came up. It's a good thing it did... because it saved my brisket. And it came out beautifully. Tender juicy and delicious. If I can make this one anyone can. Totally easy and totally good. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2014
Easy? Yes. Great? Not hardly. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2008
This was delicious. And I sort of made it by mistake. I know very little about beef. And I wanted to marinate something. So I picked up a brisket at the store not knowing what kind of meat to buy. I went home and started marinating it. Then I called my mom and she said "No no... you don't marinate a brisket. Take it out of your marinade and throw it in a crock pot." But I was determined. So I searched for "marinated brisket" and this was the only recipe that came up. It's a good thing it did... because it saved my brisket. And it came out beautifully. Tender juicy and delicious. If I can make this one anyone can. Totally easy and totally good. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2008
This was delicious. And I sort of made it by mistake. I know very little about beef. And I wanted to marinate something. So I picked up a brisket at the store not knowing what kind of meat to buy. I went home and started marinating it. Then I called my mom and she said "No no... you don't marinate a brisket. Take it out of your marinade and throw it in a crock pot." But I was determined. So I searched for "marinated brisket" and this was the only recipe that came up. It's a good thing it did... because it saved my brisket. And it came out beautifully. Tender juicy and delicious. If I can make this one anyone can. Totally easy and totally good. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
This was very easy and had a great taste. I used A-1 Bold & Spicy steak sauce. After cooking for 6 hrs it didn't need to be cooked further. I've already had people ask for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2008
This was one of the best briskets I've ever tasted. Very tender and very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2009
I bought a marinade at the store not realizing marinades are not typical for bbq brisket. The marinade was similar to this recipe but I have added ketchup and steak sauce after reading this. After letting the brisket marinade overnight I seared it on the grill. While it was searing I cut up potatoes into large chunks and put them at the bottom of a large pot. I then placed the seared brisket on top of this. I poured in the marinade on top of the brisket and then added beef broth till it covered the potatoes. I allowed it to cook until tender; about 5 hours. I think it would have been even better if I had let it cook a couple more hours but we were hungry. I thought that the potatoes were not going to be very good this way but my husband thought they were good when he stole a bite out of the pot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2008
This was okay. I prefer brisket grilled but it was nice for something different. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
This was good though I think it could have been better. The steak sauce I chose probably contributed to that therefore I don't recommend using Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce. I also thought it needed more salt which surpised me because the recipe calls for 1 Tbsp. The brisket was nice and tender. Also I loved being able to fix it early to cook all day. It smelled wonderful. After one bite my family smothered it all in BBQ sauce so next time I might use that in the marinade instead of steak sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2012
This was my first attempt to make a brisket. The recipe is very easy and the brisket was tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2016
I've used this recipe twice now. The first time I fed my husband's crew Thanksgiving dinner. A year later they're still asking me to make it again. I followed the recipe exactly although I had to adjust quantities for the huge brisket I bought. The guys ate so much of it that they all got in trouble for not wanting to eat dinner with their families. I think it turned out better the second time though. I cut back the liquid smoke a bit so it wasn't quite so strong. I will be making it again for the holidays this year. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2014
Easy? Yes. Great? Not hardly. Read More