This is a great recipe for the family on the go as it needs very little attention. Choose a brisket that weighs between 4 and 5 pounds, depending on how many you are feeding.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees).

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  • Sprinkle both sides of brisket with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place in a large covered roasting pan.

  • Cook covered with no water at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) allowing 1 hour per pound.

  • Before last hour of cooking, remove brisket and slice. Return slices to pan and add barbecue sauce mixed with water. Cover meat with sauce, cover, and cook 1 hour longer.

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

Nutrition Facts

672.3 calories; 34.2 g protein; 10.4 g carbohydrates; 147.2 mg cholesterol; 440 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
This recipe renders a fork-tender juicy and flavorful brisket. As others have suggested I substituted a cup of beer for the water. One (perhaps obvious) note; before slicing the brisket let it rest for 10-15 minutes to allow the juices to re-distribute. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2011
Decent flavor. I mixed my BBQ sauce with beef stock. The beef itself came out super dry. Would not make it this way again. Read More
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224 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 157
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
This recipe renders a fork-tender juicy and flavorful brisket. As others have suggested I substituted a cup of beer for the water. One (perhaps obvious) note; before slicing the brisket let it rest for 10-15 minutes to allow the juices to re-distribute. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2006
This recipe renders a fork-tender juicy and flavorful brisket. As others have suggested I substituted a cup of beer for the water. One (perhaps obvious) note; before slicing the brisket let it rest for 10-15 minutes to allow the juices to re-distribute. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
I messed this recipe up and it still came out wonderful! The only brisket I could find was a tiny little 2 pounder and I misread the directions and cooked it an hour a lb and then sliced it put on sauce and cooked it another hour. But even with the additional cooking time it came out unbelievably tender and full of flavor. I did put some liquid smoke on the meat along with garlic salt and pepper. It was great and we will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Wonderful! I made it in the crockpot and then finished it in the oven for the last hour! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2007
I eyed the seasonings so I added a bit more than the reciepe called for. It turned out great. We never made a brisket before but now we will be making it a lot. I did not add the water I mixed the sauce with the brisket drippings and added that to the meat. I was flavorfull and tender. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
The celebration was my father-in-law's 90th birthday party! Used this recipe as our starting point. Talked with the butcher and he convinced me to buy an untrimmed brisket. He said cooking it with the fat added a great deal of flavor. So for 20 guests I bought a 13 pound untrimmed brisket. Based on this recipe and recommendations. we cooked ours in the oven 7 hours at 275 degrees. This was the perfect amount of time. Took it out and trimmed all the fat off and then sliced as thin as we could. While cooking used some rub on the meat as suggested and nearly a can of beer. We cooked it the day before. Also made Big Al's BBQ Sauce on this site. After cooking and slicing soaked it all night long in the sauce and then warmed slowly on 275 degrees before the party. It was fabulous! Everyone raved. Served on nice rolls with some good deli cheddar cheese. Yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I used this recipe for the brisket we served at our Kentucky Derby party. It was so easy to make. Everyone enjoyed the taste and asked for the recipe. I did not slice it until after we pulled it out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Incredible!!! This recipe was so simple and delicious. The meat was really tender and flavorful. If you'd like to add some "kick" to your meat sprinkle some red cayenne pepper on the meat and add a little Franks Red Hot sauce in with the barbecue and water mixture. Yummie!! Also great cold. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2005
I have a knack for turning roasted meats into shoe leather. NOT THIS TIME!! Used a small skirt streak (1 1/4lb) my favorite BBQ rub baked 1 hr added BBQ sauce thinned with beer baked another hour. Put reduced BBQ sauce over sliced meat - Excellent! (Used web site tool to adjust ingredients to fit meat portion) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2005
This was the most simple recipe I could find and my brisket turned out delicious! I cooked it at 250 because I was going to be gone for several hours and it turned out wonderful. Thank you for an easy delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/08/2011
Decent flavor. I mixed my BBQ sauce with beef stock. The beef itself came out super dry. Would not make it this way again. Read More
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