Oven Baked Barbecue Brisket

Brisket cravings but no smoker? Don’t worry, this easy oven-baked recipe is here to save the day! Packed with smoky flavour and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, it’s perfect for weeknights or weekend gatherings. Get the recipe and impress your guests! #OvenBakedBrisket #BarbecueBliss #HomeCookingMadeEasy #SmokyGoodness. Tender and flavourful oven-baked barbecue brisket recipe. Dry rub, low-and-slow cooking, and tips for achieving succulent results. No smoker needed!

Brisket, that juicy and flavourful cut of beef, holds a special place in the hearts of barbecue enthusiasts. While traditionally prepared in a smoker, I’m here to tell you that you can achieve comparable results in your own oven! This recipe is perfect for those who crave the smoky goodness of barbecue but don’t have access to a smoker.

Brisket boasts a rich history, dating back to ancient Egypt. But its true ascent to barbecue fame occurred in Texas during the 19th century. Cowboys, known for their slow-cooking methods over open fires, perfected the art of preparing this tough cut into a tender and flavourful masterpiece. Today, brisket remains a cornerstone of Texas barbecue culture and a beloved dish across the globe.

While smoking offers an undeniable smoky flavour, oven-baking provides a convenient and accessible alternative. This method requires less time and equipment, making it ideal for busy weeknights or weekend gatherings.

Remember that delicious dry rub recipe I shared earlier? It’s the star of this show! The combination of sweet, smoky, and savory spices infuses the brisket with incredible flavour, even without a smoker.

Foolproof Steps for a Mouthwatering Brisket:

  1. Coat the brisket generously with the dry rub. Ensure even distribution for maximum flavour penetration.
  2. Place the seasoned brisket in a baking dish fat-side down. This allows the fat to baste the meat as it cooks, keeping it moist and juicy.
  3. Cover the dish tightly with foil. This traps the moisture and creates a steamy environment, facilitating tenderization.
  4. Bake at a low temperature for several hours. The key here is “low and slow.” Don’t be tempted to rush the process, as patience is key to achieving a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  5. Let the brisket rest after cooking. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a succulent and flavourful final product.

Beyond the Basics: Tips and Tricks for Success

  • Use a liquid smoke option to enhance the smoky flavour. While this doesn’t replace the true smoky essence, it adds a touch of that authentic barbecue taste.
  • Monitor the internal temperature of the brisket. It should reach an ideal temperature of 90°C – 96°C for optimal tenderness.
  • Slice the brisket against the grain for the best texture. This ensures each bite is incredibly juicy and flavourful.
  • Oven-baked barbecue brisket is a testament to the fact that deliciousness doesn’t always require complicated techniques. With a simple dry rub, low-and-slow cooking, and a dash of patience, you can create a culinary masterpiece that will have everyone asking for more.
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Oven Baked Barbecue Brisket

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


Tender and flavourful oven-baked barbecue brisket recipe. Dry rub, low-and-slow cooking, and tips for achieving succulent results. No smoker needed!



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  1. Preheat your oven to 135°C
  2. Rub the brisket with the liquid smoke on all sides.
  3. Generously coat the entire brisket with the dry rub.
  4. Place the seasoned brisket fat-side down in a large roasting pan.
  5. Cover the pan tightly with aluminium foil.
  6. Bake the brisket for 4-5 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 90°C – 96°C.
  7. Remove the brisket from the oven and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more flavourful and juicier final product.
  8. Slice the brisket against the grain and enjoy!


And by the way guys before the call it a day, I just want to Wish all my cherished blog readers and blogger friends a joyous and Merry Christmas! May your days be filled with warmth, love, and the spirit of togetherness. Here’s to celebrating the magic of the season and creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. Cheers to a festive and blessed Christmas! 🎄🌟


2 Responses

  1. That looks HEAVENLY!!! My mouth is watering terribly..LOL

  2. Ditto to what Angie said — HEAVENLY!! I have to make this soon. You know, my mother use to use liquid smoke a lot. I haven’t heard it mentioned in decades!

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