Grady calls supper at Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Texas one of life's great pleasures. Here he's adapted their brisket recipe so you can make it at home in the oven.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 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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  • Mix chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, sugar, mustard, and bay leaf together in a small bowl; season brisket with spice mixture. Arrange beef in a roasting pan or Dutch oven. Do not cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Fill pan with enough beef stock to cover by 1/2 inch. Cover pan with lid or aluminum foil and reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Continue baking until beef is very tender, about 3 hours more. Slice beef thinly, across the grain and serve with juices from the pan.

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

Nutrition Facts

164.7 calories; 21.6 g protein; 7.3 g carbohydrates; 45.6 mg cholesterol; 3028.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Really easy to make; end result was a tender brisket that soothed our souls after a crushing Seahawks loss. I bought a 2.5 lb brisket, so I only did 45 minutes for the first step and baked for 2 hours rather than three, which turned out perfect. I also didn't have enough beef stock to cover, so I poured in a box of chicken broth and a couple of cheap beers. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2015
I am so sorry but this was really a one star for us flavor wise. I gave it two because the cooking recommendations were perfect. The meat was very tender and tasted fine when there was no seasoning on it. There was a very odd "sweetish" flavor to it. At first we actually thought the meat may have been bad. Maybe the mustard? Or I did add just a bit of paprika as another reviewer suggested (I didn't want it too spicy for the kids). It didn't seem like enough to really alter the flavor much. Also the amount of seasoning was just insane! I cannot imagine putting that much seasoning on one piece of meat even as a rub. There was not enough beef stock to cover the meat as recommended so I had to double that. Maybe I just messed this up somehow but I thought I followed it pretty closely. My children refused to eat it even my husband didn't eat much. Sorry......better luck to everyone else! I had high hopes for this but it just did not work for us. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
Really easy to make; end result was a tender brisket that soothed our souls after a crushing Seahawks loss. I bought a 2.5 lb brisket, so I only did 45 minutes for the first step and baked for 2 hours rather than three, which turned out perfect. I also didn't have enough beef stock to cover, so I poured in a box of chicken broth and a couple of cheap beers. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
Just finished devouring this one! Made for an awesome Father's Day meal for my beef loving husband. It was a little spicier than we're used to, though a few of us loved that, but even the ones who prefer mild enjoyed it. Next time I'll sub a tablespoon paprika for some of the chili powder & should take care of it. The only changes I made were adding a tablespoon liquid smoke and white wine vinegar to the pan with the stock. I also put sliced onions in the pan, cause I have some onion lovers too. Over all, best brisket ever! (Wish I'd thought to take a photo. Not enough left to take one now!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2014
I gave it 4 stars because the brisket had a totally wonderful melt in your mouth texture! The flavor profile was way too salty and way too much chili powder. Next time I will cut the salt and the chili powder to just 1 teaspoon of salt and maybe 2 teaspoons of chili powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2014
This is the best oven baked brisket I've ever made. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2016
Great not too sweet excellent flavor. It was a little peppery for my group so I would cut down pepper if yours don't like spicy but mine are babies:-) we had a little left over in made quesadillas from it that was fantastic too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
Really easy and brisket was tender. Followed recipe and let the oven so the rest. Will definately make again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2019
The rub and flavor was delicious. The only thing I would change is the amount of beef broth. It seemed like too much and had too strong a flavor of canned beef broth for me. I added more of the rub to it. Then after all the meat had been eaten I froze the leftover juices to use the next time I make it. I m hoping that it will have a better flavor. The meat itself was heavenly and everyone loved it. The beef broth issue wasn t a big enough thing that it detracted from enjoying the brisket itself. I ll make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2019
Use half the spices that s plenty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2020
I made my very first ever 8 pound brisket in my life per these instructions only substituting French's Mustard in my 2 cups of beef bullion I mixed together since I did not have mustard powder on hand. All other spices including crushed bay leaf were followed. I Cooked fat side up at 350 in the beef bullion mustard mixture for the 1st hour then I turned the meat fat side down added the spice mix sprinkling well over the top of the meat sitting in 1/2 inch of beef bullion and mustard mix. Once turned over and seasoned after the first hour I covered with foil and replaced in oven at the same temp for another 3 hours. Was very delicious tender and juicy. Everyone loved it! Would highly recommend. Especially if your a Texas brisket fan. The meat is delicious by itself or with drippings from the casserole dish. Or add sliced beef to your plate with BBQ sauce on the side with sliced pickles and sliced white onions BBQ sauce or bullion drippings or serve on bread as a sandwich or just plain by itself. Or chop meat finely for chopped BBQ beef sandwiches or stuff baked potatoes loaded with butter sour cream chives (green onion) and shredded cheddar cheese. Except for my chopped beef BBQ sandwiches or stuffed potatoes. I prefer BBQ sauce to be served on the side with a brisket. They serve baked potatoes here in Texas with 1/2 to 1 one pound of BBQ chopped beef on a massive potato that is suited for Texas. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/26/2015
I am so sorry but this was really a one star for us flavor wise. I gave it two because the cooking recommendations were perfect. The meat was very tender and tasted fine when there was no seasoning on it. There was a very odd "sweetish" flavor to it. At first we actually thought the meat may have been bad. Maybe the mustard? Or I did add just a bit of paprika as another reviewer suggested (I didn't want it too spicy for the kids). It didn't seem like enough to really alter the flavor much. Also the amount of seasoning was just insane! I cannot imagine putting that much seasoning on one piece of meat even as a rub. There was not enough beef stock to cover the meat as recommended so I had to double that. Maybe I just messed this up somehow but I thought I followed it pretty closely. My children refused to eat it even my husband didn't eat much. Sorry......better luck to everyone else! I had high hopes for this but it just did not work for us. Read More