Pioneer Woman’s Beef Brisket

Recipe by Sooz Cooks
READY IN: 7hrs 15mins




  • Combine first five ingredients in large roasting pan (a disposable is just fine because as Ree says: "For Brisket, I sometimes like to use these heavy, disposable aluminum numbers. Makes it easy to pop in the freezer if you want, or to transport it to a picnic, funeral, or tailgating party"). Place brisket in the marinade, fat side up (Ree says: "I usually scoop up some of the marinade and pour it over the top").
  • Cover tightly with foil. Marinate in refrigerator for 24-48 hours.
  • When ready to cook, place pan covered in foil into a 300-degree oven. Cook brisket for approximately 40 minutes per pound. After your approximate cooking time, open the oven door and peel back the foil. Stick two forks into the meat and make sure it’s fork-tender/falling apart, which means you can pull it apart to some degree. It may still be tough in the middle. If it is, just cover it and stick it back in for another hour.
  • When fork-tender, transfer whole brisket to a cutting board. With a long, serrated knife, begin cutting away the slab of fat. It should be very easy to remove. If you get a little meat with it, don’t panic. There’s plenty where that came from.
  • Slice against the grain and place slices back into the cooking liquid. Serve immediately, spooning juice over the slices. Barbeque sauce may be used, if preferred. The sauce is really tasty and it’ll keep it really moist. If you serve potatoes with it, go ahead and spoon some jus over them, too.
  • You may store pan in fridge for up to two days or freeze for use at a later date. If fat collects and hardens at the top, remove and discard.
  • Brisket is great with mashed potatoes, with the juice spooned over the top. It’s also great on a sandwich with melted cheese.