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Competition Style Brisket

Take a page from the pros and master the king of beef cuts with Traeger’s Competition Style Brisket recipe.


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Competition BBQ Chicken Thighs

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Competition Style BBQ Brisket

by Traeger Kitchen

Prep Time

30 Min

Cook Time

10 Hr





Clear some space in the trophy case because our competition-style brisket recipe will have you wrapped up in winning wood-fired flavor.

1 (12-16 lb) whole packer brisket
3 Cupwater
1/4 CupButcher BBQ Beef Injection
1 Teaspoonwhite pepper
1 Teaspoononion powder
1 Teaspoongarlic powder
1 Tablespoonbeef bouillon
1 Cupkosher salt
3/4 CupBlack pepper
To TasteTraeger Coffee Rub
2 Cupbeef broth
Special Equipment
meat injector
  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

  • 2

    Trim all of the fat off the top of the brisket. Trim the fat cap on the bottom to 1/4 inch thick.

  • 3

    In a large liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, combine the water, Butcher BBQ Beef Injection, white pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and beef bouillon.

  • 4

    Use a meat injector to inject the liquid across the top of the brisket in a 1-inch checkerboard pattern.

  • 5

    Season the brisket with salt, pepper, and Traeger Coffee Rub.

  • 6

    Insert the probe into the thickest part of the brisket. Place the brisket directly on the grill grates, fat-side up. Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, 4-5 hours.

  • 7

    Remove the brisket from the grill and wrap in a double layer of heavy-duty aluminum foil, leaving one end open. Pour the beef broth into the opening, then seal the packet.

  • 8

    Return the brisket to the grill and re-insert the probe. Increase the grill temperature to 250℉. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 204°F, 4-5 hours more, depending on the size of the brisket.

  • 9

    Remove the brisket from the grill and wrap in a towel. Let rest for 1 hour.

  • 10

    Unwrap the brisket and slice against the grain. Enjoy!