How To Make Texas Smoked Brisket Properly

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Shared August 13, 2019

You haven't had real brisket until you've had Texas Smoked brisket.. and you haven't truly lived until you've made a homemade smoked brisket. This isn't just a recipe for brisket, it's a recipe for success. Nothing but a beautiful smoke ring, and melt in your mouth tender brisket.

Ingredients you'll need:

1 Whole Packer brisket (about 12.5-15 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt per pound (3g kosher salt per half kilo)
1/2 tablespoon (4g) fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon (6g) mustard powder
2 tablespoons (17g) sweet paprika
1 tablespoon (9g) garlic powder

Basic Barbecue Sauce (adapted from Aaron Franklin of Franklins Barbecue):
1 1/2 (250g) cups Ketchup
1/4 (60ml) cup water
1/4 cup (60ml) dark soy sauce
1/2 (120ml) cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons (17g) sweet paprika
2 tablespoons(17g) garlic powder
2 teaspoons (7g) fresh ground black pepper
3 tablespoons (36g) brown sugar
salt to taste

-combine all ingredients into a small pot, heat over medium heat and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt to taste. Feel free to add some spicy elements here like finely chopped fresh chilies or hot sauce.