Easy BBQ Beef Brisket: A Delicious Grilling Recipe for Summer

BBQ Beef Brisket

Are you ready for some mouthwatering barbecue? Look no further than this Easy BBQ Beef Brisket recipe! It’s perfect for those summer grilling sessions, whether you enjoy it in a sandwich or alongside some grilled corn.

Summer is the time when we dust off the BBQ grill and indulge in smoky, flavorful dishes. And this Easy BBQ Beef Brisket is no exception. It’s juicy, tender, and everything you crave during this time of year.

If you’re looking for a smoked version made on the Traeger, check out our Smoked Beef Brisket recipe. But if you’re ready for some easy grilling, let’s dive into this delicious BBQ Beef Brisket!

The Key to Perfect BBQ Beef Brisket

Smoking the Brisket

Just imagine the aroma of tender beef brisket, infused with a medley of spices. To achieve that mouthwatering flavor, all you need are some quality spices and a little patience. Start by rubbing the spice blend onto the brisket, ensuring every inch is coated.

Next, it’s time to smoke the brisket over indirect heat. The gentle smoke slowly cooks the meat, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth texture that will leave you craving more. Remember, you don’t want to char it to a crisp. Aim for a slow and steady cook for the best results.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use frozen brisket?

For this recipe, it’s best to use a fully thawed or fresh brisket. Cooking with frozen meat will drastically increase the cooking times and may result in dryness.

What type of wood chips should I use?

The choice of wood chips is up to you! Applewood offers a sweeter result, while hickory or mesquite provide a deep, smoky steakhouse flavor. It’s all about personal preference.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe yields about 8 servings, depending on portion sizes and who you’re feeding. It should be more than enough for a family of five adults with hearty appetites.

Can I double the recipe?

Absolutely! If you’re cooking for a crowd, you can cook two briskets at once. Your smoker likely has racks, allowing you to make more without altering the cooking process.

Can this recipe be made on a gas grill?

Yes! In fact, we initially used our gas grill for this recipe. Simply light one side of your grill and place the wood chips on the unlit side, ensuring they smolder rather than catch fire. Your meat will cook on the unlit side, absorbing that wonderful smokiness.

Can this recipe be made on the Traeger?

While we haven’t tested it ourselves, you can likely adapt this recipe for the Traeger. Traegers are perfect for smoking, so following the same steps without the need for extra wood chips should work well.

How to Make BBQ Beef Brisket

  1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, granulated garlic, onion powder, chili powder, dried mustard, paprika, and thyme, mixing until well combined.
  2. Rub the spice blend over the entire surface of the brisket.
  3. Top with minced garlic.
  4. Soak wood chips in a bowl of water. Place them next to the meat while it cooks.
  5. Get your charcoal going in a chimney and wait until the heat reaches the smoke zone (250-300 degrees).
  6. Add your brisket and soaked wood chips to the smoker.
  7. Cover and let it cook for approximately 6 hours, maintaining a smoker temperature of 230-275 degrees.
  8. The ideal temperature for a properly smoked brisket is 195°F. You can also check for doneness by twisting a small fork into the brisket. If it twists easily, it’s done.
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Storing Leftover Brisket

Place any remaining brisket leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Get Ready for Some BBQ Bliss

BBQ Beef Brisket Platter

Now that your mouth is watering, it’s time to give this Easy BBQ Beef Brisket a try. Grab your spices, fire up the grill, and savor the incredible flavors of this tender, smoky dish.

For more amazing recipes and grilling inspiration, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ. Get ready to impress your family and friends with your newfound barbecue mastery. Happy grilling!