Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Sliced Beef Brisket

Active Time

30 minutes

Total Time

2 days

Serving Size



  • 8 tablespoons barbecue seasoning, divided
  • 2 ½ cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 (10 lb) beef brisket
  • Plastic wrap
  • 6 cups apple wood smoking chips
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Stir 1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning into barbecue sauce; cover and chill. Sprinkle brisket with remaining 7 tablespoons barbecue seasoning. Wrap meat tightly in plastic wrap (wash hands) and chill 8 hours.
  2. Cover wood chips with water; soak 1 hour.
  3. Preheat charcoal grill on medium. Push coals to sides and place drip pan in center; pour water into pan*. Sprinkle one-half wood chips over coals. Remove brisket from plastic wrap and place fat-side up on grill rack above pan. Cover and smoke 3 hours or until brisket is 165°F, adding remaining half wood chips as needed.
  4. Wrap brisket in foil and return to grill. Cover and smoke 1–2 more hours until brisket is 190°F to 195°F (for shreddable). Add coals and water as needed to maintain temperature and moisture.
  5. Remove brisket from grill. Cover and let stand wrapped in foil 15 minutes. Slice across the grain. Microwave barbecue sauce 1–2 minutes until hot. Coat brisket with barbecue sauce. Serve.
  6. *For a gas grill, preheat grill on medium, then reduce heat to low and adjust for indirect cooking. Add wood chips according to manufacturer's directions. Smoke as above, except place brisket on rack in roasting pan.

Nutritional Information

Amount per 1/12 recipe serving: Calories 470, Total Fat 12.00g, Sat Fat 4.50g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 195mg, Sodium 2560mg, Total Carb 17g, Fiber 0.00g, Sugars 15g, Protein 66g, Calc 2%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 35%