A Smoked Beef Brisket With Rub and a Texas BBQ Sauce

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 20-30
YIELD: 1/2 cup




  • RUB:
  • Mix rub the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle grinding till nicely combined but leaving some nice pieces of pepper and salt.
  • Lightly oil the meat with vegetable oil.
  • Spread the rub generously on beef brisket. Let it marinate on the meet overnight. Bring brisket to room temperature for 30 minutes before putting in the smoker.
  • Beer Mop Sauce:
  • Mix ingredients in a pot and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Fire up the smoker:
  • Start up the smoker with your favorite wood.
  • Add water in the bottom which helps keep meat moist.
  • Place brisket in a 225 degree prepared smoker fat side down. Mop a nice amount of the mop sauce on and smoke for 1 hour.
  • Flip the brisket carefully not piercing the meat. Mop with more sauce.
  • After that, turn the brisket about every two hours and mop it every time you turn it." Keeping it moist.
  • It`ll be done when you give it a taste test. The outside of the meat will look charred. Don't worry. It's supposed to look that way.
  • There should be a pretty smoke ring. This could take anywhere from 6-12 hours. Repeat the mopping and flipping until the brisket reaches 180 degrees for slicing or 195 degrees for pulling and remove from smoker.
  • It which point you can let rest before cooking or wrap it tightly in a foil pan with the heat off for 3-4 hours as it father tenderizes.
  • BBQ Sauce:
  • Mix all ingredients in a pot and simmer till nice a thick about 1 hour. Can be made the day before.
  • Slice the brisket thick and against the grain if it is fairly tender or if it is a little tough slice it against the grain only in thinner slices. Serve with BBQ Sauce or make pulled beef mixed with the BBQ sauce.