Easy Texas BBQ Brisket

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 4 hours + standing


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Mom came to visit and told me my brisket was even better than the version we used to eat back in Texas. Use the leftovers for sandwiches and tacos. —Audra Rorick, Blanca, Colorado
Easy Texas BBQ Brisket Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 2 fresh beef briskets (3-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 bottle (10 ounces) Heinz 57 steak sauce
  • 1/2 cup liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. With a fork or sharp knife, prick holes in briskets. Rub meat with seasoning mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Place briskets, fat sides up, in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, combine steak sauce, liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat.
  3. Cover tightly with foil; bake 4 to 5 hours or until tender. Let stand in juices 15 minutes. To serve, thinly slice across the grain. Skim fat from pan juices; spoon over meat.
Beef Brisket
This is a fresh beef brisket, not corned beef.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked beef with about 2 tablespoons juices: 456 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1283mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 66g protein.