Kansas City Beef Brisket

Total Time
5hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I'm formerly from Kansas City and they are the KINGS OF BRISKET! This is a great recipe. [I have used this recipe and I'm not positive on the servings; it depends how hungry your crowd is! I am guessing at 4-6]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The night before cooking, sprinkle brisket with tenderizer, Liquid Smoke, salt, pepper, celery salt, onion salt and garlic salt. Wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next day add nutmeg, paprika, brown sugar and Worcestershire. Wrap well with aluminum foil — this is important. Cook 5 hours at 275 degrees F.
  3. Slice thin on the diagonal. Serve with homemade barbecue sauce and buns.


Most Helpful

Wow, I can't believe I never reviewed this recipe! I've been making this for a couple of years now and it's a family favorite! My husband, who is from KC, says the only difference between this and authentic KC briskets is the meat itself! I guess you just can't get the same beef here in CA.

Elisa72 September 27, 2009

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