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Beginner's Smoked Beef Brisket

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

12 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Mesquite

The recipe title may say beginner’s, but this brisket will make you look like an award-winning champion. There's no reason why you need to tell anyone how easy it is--that can be our little secret.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 (6 lb) flat cut brisket, trimmed

  • Traeger Beef Rub

  • 2 Cup beef broth, beer or cola

  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar, apple cider or apple juice

  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 2

    Season on both sides with the Traeger Beef Rub.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (6 lb) flat cut brisket, trimmed

    • As Needed Traeger Beef Rub

  • 3

    Make the Mop Sauce: In a clean spray bottle combine the beef broth, beer or cola with apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cup beef broth, beer or cola

    • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar, apple cider or apple juice

    • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 4

    Arrange the brisket fat-side down on the grill grate and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour.

    Grill180 ˚F

  • 5

    Increase the grill temperature to 225℉ and continue to cook, spraying occasionally with mop sauce, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reaches 204℉, this should take about 6 to 8 hours.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe204 ˚F

  • 6

    Foil the meat and let it rest for 30 minutes. Slice with a sharp knife across the grain into pencil-width slices. Serve with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

    Ingredients

    • As Needed Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce

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