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Smoked Brisket Marinade

Smoked Brisket Marinade

By Traeger Kitchen

Get your full packer started off right. This marinade combines rich red wine, fresh garlic, mustard and Traeger Beef Rub for smokin' flavor infusion from start to finish.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
4 Head bulb garlic
2 Cup red wine
1 Cup spicy brown mustard
1/2 Cup agave nectar
1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub


  • 1

    Cut off the top of the garlic bulb to expose the tops of the cloves. Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil over the top.

    • 4 Head bulb garlic

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 3

    Place garlic on the Traeger and roast on the Smoke setting for 30 to 45 minutes or until the cloves are soft. Remove from grill and allow to cool.

    180 ˚F / 82 ˚C

    Super Smoke

  • 4

    Squeeze the cloves of garlic out of the bulb and into a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

    • 2 Cup red wine

    • 1 Cup spicy brown mustard

    • 1/2 Cup agave nectar

    • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil

    • 2 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub

  • 5

    Place the brisket in a large plastic bag and then add the marinade. Marinade the brisket for no more than 2 hours per pound. Flip the brisket once during the marinade process. When ready to cook brisket, see our Smoked Brisket recipe for instructions.

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