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Smoked Brisket

Dry Rubbed Smoked Brisket is slow cooked on a smoker, then wet mopped throughout the process to give it a rich and smokey flavor.

Smoked Brisket

Aw the almighty smoker. Not all of us own one ourselves, but I’m sure if you’re from Oklahoma, someone in your family does!

My grandpa’s was passed on to my Dad after he passed away and we put it to good use while I was in Oklahoma this summer.  This is our recipe for Smoked Brisket.

Smoked Brisket Marinade Ingredients

Ingredients (marinade)

  • 12-14 lb boneless trimmed brisket
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar

Place the brisket in a large bowl or dish, leaving enough room for it to be covered in the marinade. Next, combine all of the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl.

Brisket Marinade

Then pour the marinade over the brisket to cover.

Marinating Brisket

Cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours. I left mine overnight. If you value food over sleep, I turned my brisket every 2 hours so that both sides would get all the juicy marinade in there, but I understand if you value sleep, just do a couple flips before going to bed!

After the brisket is well marinated, it’s time to give it a good rub!

Brisket Dry Rub Ingredients

Ingredients (dry rub)

  • 4 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp sugar

Combine all of the ingredients in a small mixing bowl, then rub generously over the entire brisket.

Dry Rubbed Brisket

Oh yeah, looking good and ready to start smoking!

Smoking Brisket

Place on a large sheet of foil in the smoker and begin the smoking process.

While the meat starts to smoke, prepare the wet mopping sauce.

Brisket Wet Mop Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup red cooking wine
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt

Place the vinegar, oil and wine in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Bring to a slight boil, then add the, onion, garlic lemon, pepper and salt.  Reduce to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Brisket Wet Mop Sauce

Take the wet mop out to the smoker and generously brush the brisket.

Wet Mopping Smoking Brisket

Continue this process about every 30 minutes for the next 6-8 hours while the meat is smoking.

Dry Rubbed Smoked Brisket

Remove that gorgeous piece of meat from the smoker and let rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

Slice thinly for a delicious meat plate or for placing on a bun and making into a delightful BBQ sandwich!

Smoked Brisket

This delicious smoked meat was the star of the BBQ!

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Smoked Brisket

Dry Rubbed Smoked Brisket is slow cooked on a smoker, then wet mopped throughout the process to give it a rich and smokey flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 hours
Marinating Time 6 hours
Total Time 7 hours
Servings 20 people
Calories 520 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 12-14 lb boneless trimmed brisket

Marinade

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar

Dry Rub

  • 4 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp sugar

Wet Mopping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup red cooking wine
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 lemon sliced
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place the brisket in a large bowl or dish, leaving enough room for it to be covered in the marinade.

  2. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour the marinade over the brisket to cover.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.
  5. Turn the brisket every 2-3 hours so that both sides get all the juicy marinade.

  6. After the brisket is well marinated, give it a rub.
  7. Combine all of the dry rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl, then rub generously over the entire brisket.
  8. Place on a large sheet of foil in the smoker and begin the smoking process.
  9. Prepare the wet mopping sauce by placing the vinegar, oil and wine in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat.
  10. Bring to a slight boil, then add the onion, garlic, lemon, pepper and salt.
  11. Reduce to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  12. Take the wet mop out to the smoker and generously brush the brisket.
  13. Continue this process every 30 minutes for the next 6-8 hours while the meat is smoking.
  14. Remove the meat from the smoker and let rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.