Barbecue Beef Brisket

"Many years ago, I found this recipe in a local ladies recipe booklet called, "Cornsilk." I have often used it to take to friends and family so they can reheat it and serve when needed. It freezes well, too. I try to use a brisket but does well with a boneless beef roast or bottom round roast. Serve with hamburger buns."
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photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
4hrs 30mins




  • Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in a covered roaster at 325 degrees for 3 to 4 hours or until tender; cool and refrigerate a short while for easier slicing.
  • Mix remaining ingredients together except for the lemon.
  • Cut off excess fat on roast and slice meat thinly. Cut across the grain.
  • Place layers of meat in a 9 by 12 casserole dish and top each layer with sauce. I usually get 2 layers of meat with a 5 pound brisket.
  • Put thinly sliced lemon over the top layer, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until heated through.
  • Remove lemon slices before serving.
  • This freezes well; thaw overnight and then reheat. I remove lemon slices before freezing.

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  1. This was sooooo good, we followed the recipe exactly except for the step w/the oven. DH put the whole thing on the smoker, kept basting w/the sauce and when finished brought it in, sliced and served w/sauce on the side. YUM!! Had company and everyone raved. Just the right combination of sweet and tangy and the meat was perfect. Thanks M. Joan for a great recipe we'll be making again and again. Made for PAC Spring 08


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