Texas-Style Brisket

Makes: 13 Servings

Prep Time: 2 hours

Cook Time: 4 hours

EQUIPMENT:

  • Wood chips
  • Large roasting pan
  • Meat thermometer

INGREDIENTS:

  • Star Ranch Angus beef, 4 lb brisket, flat portion

TEXAS-STYLE BRISKET RUB

  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp celery seed
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp cayenne pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Soak wood chips for 2 hours or until saturated. Combine ingredients for the rub in a large mixing bowl and press rub evenly into the entire brisket.
  • Arrange wood chips along the sides and center of the roasting pan. Insert wire rack into pan. Place brisket fat-side up in pan and cover with foil tent. Roast in oven for 1 hour per pound at 225°F. Half-way through cooking, refresh the wood chips by sprinkling 1/4 cup water over the chips. Cook to 155°F internal temperature.
  • Remove from oven and let rest 20 minutes. Slice across the grain into half-inch slices and serve.
  • Half-way through cooking, refresh the wood chips by sprinkling 1/4 cup water over the chips.
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Roasting TIP

Place roast (directly from refrigerator), fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan (the exception is a rib roast; the ribs form a natural rack).

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