Texan Slow Cooked Beef Brisket

Is there anything better than a beautiful cut of meat slow cooking on the BBQ on a Saturday afternoon?

While I was getting our weekly meat shop from our local butcher I noticed he had some beef brisket which has the most amazing flavour when its cooked long and slow.

Last weekend while we were working in the garden and the duo were planting their seeds as part of a home school project I put this beef brisket on and cooked it long and slow for 7 hours.

If you have a smoker or a smoker in your BBQ smoke the meat with some flavoured chips and the "amazing meat" will turn into "so good its out of this world meat"!

As we worked the smell of the meat made our stomach rumble in anticipation and the combination of the spice rub along with the BBQ sauce was divine.

Sometimes when you get to eat something you have smelt for so long you can be disappointed but not this time. The meat was cooked to perfection it was tender and had layers of flavour of spices, BBQ sauce and then the carmelisation at the end made it perfect.

I wont lie this recipe takes a bit of time to get on to the BBQ and then you do have to monitor the temperature and baste the meat. However it it totally worth it for the end result.

We sat down and had an outdoor picnic dinner as the sunset of marinated brisket, BBQ corn cob and a fresh and tasty coleslaw and some crusty bread. It was the perfect way to end yet another weekend of isolation and spending quality time with the family.

For all the Dads out there this is the PERFECT recipe for you to make to spoil Mum on her special day in a couple of weeks while restaurants are closed and usual Mother's Day celebrations are unable to be undertaken - because we all know that men LOVE to BBQ!

Prep 20 min // Cook 7 hours


2 kg beef brisket

2 tbs garlic powder

2 tbs onion powder

2 tbs smoked paprika

1 tbs black pepper

1 tbs salt

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp dried coriander

1 tsp parsley flakes

1 tsp dried oregano

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp chili flakes


6 tbs minced garlic

1 tbs brown sugar

1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

1 tbs honey

2 cups EDMK BBQ sauce or a commercial variety


  1. Remove brisket from the fridge and rest until room temperature.

  2. Preheat your BBQ to 150 deg.

  3. Mix the spice blend together in a bowl and sprinkle over the brisket.

  4. Place in BBQ and close the lid and cook for 2 hour.

  5. While the meat is cooking mix your sauce ingredients together.

  6. Over the next 5 hours baste the meat with the homemade BBQ sauce evenly.

  7. When a thermometer reads at 200 degrees your meat is cooked.

  8. Remove when cooked through and let rest before slicing thinly and serving immediately with the remaining sauce and sides of your choice.

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