KC's Smoked Brisket


Beef brisket slowly smoked with mesquite, Texas-style. Time-consuming but very tasty.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
14 hrs 55 mins
12 servings


  • 5 pounds beef brisket, trimmed of fat

  • 3 tablespoons mustard, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons brisket rub (such as Fiesta®), or as needed


  1. Coat beef brisket with mustard. Cover with brisket rub. Let marinate in the refrigerate, 8 hours to overnight.

  2. Remove brisket from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.

  3. Preheat a smoker to 220 degrees F (104 degrees F) according to manufacturer's instructions.

  4. Place beef brisket in the smoker and smoke until easily pierced with a knife and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 190 degrees F (88 degrees C), 6 1/4 to 7 1/2 hours.

  5. Wrap brisket with aluminum foil and let rest for 30 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Note:

Smoke beef for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hour per pound. A stall usually occurs at about 160 degrees F (71 degrees C); at this point you can wrap in aluminum foil and continue smoking until the right internal temperature is reached.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 556mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 230mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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