Smoked Brisket


This smoked brisket recipe is awesome. Love it! Every time I make this it is a huge success. Slice and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • hickory wood chips

  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons dried garlic flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (4 pound) beef brisket


  1. Soak wood chips in water for at least 1 hour.

  2. Preheat a smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (107 to 121 degrees C) according to manufacturer's instructions. Maintain temperature for 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine rosemary, paprika, pepper, garlic flakes, and salt. Rub mixture over brisket.

  4. Drain wood chips and place on coals. Place a water pan on the smoker and add water to the depth of the fill line. Place brisket on the lower cooking grate and cover with the smoker lid.

  5. Smoke brisket, maintaining the smoker's internal temperature at 225 to 250 degrees F (107 to 121 degrees F) until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 3 hours.

  6. Remove brisket from the smoker and place on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Wrap tightly and return to the smoker. Smoke until an instant-read thermometer registers between 195 and 205 degrees F (91 and 96 degrees C), about 2 hours.

Cook's Note:

After pulling the brisket from the smoker and wrapping in aluminum foil, you can also finish it on a preheated grill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
5g Fat
6g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 1540mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 470mg 10%

* 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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