Brenda Gantt

Barbecued Beef Brisket

Get ready to impress your guests with a mouthwatering Barbecued Beef Brisket that is the star of every gathering, from potlucks to holiday dinners. This flavorful recipe was generously shared by a guest at Bettye Miller’s RV park and marina in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Since then, it has become a family favorite, eagerly anticipated on par with their Christmas turkey.



  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 garlic clove, minced



  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 fresh beef brisket (2 to 2½ pounds), trimmed



  1. Prepare the delicious barbecue sauce by combining brown sugar, ketchup, water, cider vinegar, canola oil, dark corn syrup, prepared mustard, horseradish, and minced garlic in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until the brown sugar is dissolved. Transfer the sauce to a disposable aluminum pan.
  2. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the beef brisket on all sides. Place the brisket in the aluminum pan, turning it to coat with the flavorful sauce. Cover the pan tightly with foil.
  3. Grill the brisket over indirect medium heat for 2 to 2¼ hours until the meat becomes fork-tender, adding additional briquettes as needed to maintain the heat.
  4. After grilling, remove the brisket from the pan and tent it with foil. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Skim the fat from the sauce in the pan. Finally, cut the brisket diagonally across the grain into thin slices and serve with the delectable sauce.


YIELD: 6 Servings


PREP/GRILL TIME: 2 hours and 45 minutes



  • Ensure to use fresh beef brisket, not corned beef, for this recipe.



  • For the best results, roast the brisket low and slow, allowing it to become incredibly tender and flavorful.
  • Pair the Barbecued Beef Brisket with your favorite barbecue sides, such as coleslaw, cornbread, or grilled vegetables, to create a delightful and satisfying meal.


In conclusion, Barbecued Beef Brisket is a show-stopping dish that will elevate any gathering from ordinary to extraordinary. Passed down from a guest at Bettye Miller’s RV park and marina in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this flavorful recipe has earned its place as a family favorite, eagerly anticipated alongside their Christmas turkey.

The mouthwatering barbecue sauce, featuring a delightful combination of brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, and spices, elevates the tender and juicy beef brisket to new heights. Grilled to perfection, this dish is a Texan delicacy that boasts a perfect blend of flavors, making every bite a delightful experience.

Whether served at potlucks, holiday dinners, or special occasions, the Barbecued Beef Brisket is sure to impress your guests with its tender texture and irresistible taste. The rich aroma of slow-roasted beef and the savory tang of the barbecue sauce will have everyone coming back for seconds and thirds.

So, fire up the grill, and treat yourself and your loved ones to a sumptuous feast of Barbecued Beef Brisket—a true Texas delicacy that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

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