Easy and festive brisket, straight from my grandma in Newfoundland. This recipe is goof-proof and very tasty. Really good with a glass of Lambrusco, a sparkling red wine, or with ale.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir together the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, brown sugar, and meat tenderizer. Rub the spice mixture generously all over the brisket. Place the meat on a baking sheet with the fat layer up.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour; remove from oven, and lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Mix soy sauce with water in a bowl, and pour the liquid into a roasting pan. Transfer the brisket into the roasting pan. Sprinkle the meat with the crushed pineapple.

  • Cover the roasting pan tightly with foil, return to oven, and bake for 3 more hours. Cool for 30 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

495.5 calories; protein 29.8g 60% DV; carbohydrates 8g 3% DV; fat 37.7g 58% DV; cholesterol 111.9mg 37% DV; sodium 942.7mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
Will make again. From my husband "mommy's brisket is good!" It was delicious - even without the pinneaples (I didn't have any on hand). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/20/2019
From now on I won't take any more shortcuts. Canned Pineapple just doesn't work. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 2 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2011
Will make again. From my husband "mommy's brisket is good!" It was delicious - even without the pinneaples (I didn't have any on hand). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2011
Excellent flavor! I only had a 1.5 lb brisket so I quartered the recipe (and also omitted the pineapple). But I used the baking directions from the "Easy Bake Brisket" recipe because it seemed easier. I would highly recommend this ingredient combination though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
I found this recipe when searching for something to do with a brisket I had. My family loved!!! We now make it for every special occasion and big get together. Would definitely say give it a try. My dad even likes it and he doesn't care for brisket. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
BRISKET SHOWDOWN! Nana Lara's Brisket vs. Wine-Braised Beef Brisket (both 5 star ratings but which did we like better?) Used the cooking method from this recipe for both briskets. Both were tender. Flavor wise - Nana Lara's is the winner in our family. The rub makes a huge difference which encrusts the brisket. The soy/pineapple combo brings a yummy flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2013
Didn't have meat tenderizer instead added 1 Tbsp McCormick Season-All & 1 Tbsp Goya Adobo; increased brown sugar (light) to 1-1/2 Tbsp - all on a 5# fresh brisket. Also- crushed pineapple used was a 20 oz. can. After the 1 hr @ 350 I reduced heat to 275 for 3-1/2 hrs. OMG - sooooo tender & delicious.!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2015
Definitely deserves the 5 star rating! So juicy so tender so easy and loaded with flavor. I followed the recipe exactly omitting the pineapple because I didn't have any on hand but it didn't hinder the flavor at all. I will make this again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2013
This was amazing. Flavor was incredible. Simple and delicious. Will maybe try in a crock pot to save on time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
Awesome. If you don't like heat then hold off to half tablespoon. But very tender and the best brisket I EVER made. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
I prepared it as instructed except for the fact that I used the ancho chili powder I had since I did not have any regular chili powder. It was a huge hit. My wife even high fived me after I made it. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/20/2019
From now on I won't take any more shortcuts. Canned Pineapple just doesn't work. Read More