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Braised Sweet & Sour Brisket

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

7 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Switch up your routine and try out a sweet take on this BBQ staple. Snake River Farms brisket meets wood-fired smoke and a sweet and tangy sauce for the perfect bite of beef.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 7 Pound Snake River Farms brisket

  • Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • kosher salt

  • 2 Tablespoon butter

  • yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 Clove garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 Teaspoon paprika

  • cayenne pepper

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 1/2 Cup beef stock

  • 1 Cup ketchup

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat for 15 minutes. Season the brisket liberally with Traeger Prime Rib Rub and kosher salt.

    Ingredients

    • 7 Pound Snake River Farms brisket

    • As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub

    • To Taste kosher salt

  • 2

    Place the brisket directly on the grill grate, fat side down and cook for 30-45 minutes until fat is caramelized and lightly browned.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 3

    While the brisket is cooking, heat a sauté pan over medium heat and melt the butter. Add the onion and cook for 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally until lightly caramelized. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Tablespoon butter

    • Half yellow onion, thinly sliced

    • 2 Clove garlic, thinly sliced

  • 4

    Add the oregano, thyme, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper and cook 30 seconds until fragrant.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

    • 1 Teaspoon dried thyme

    • 1 Teaspoon paprika

    • Pinch cayenne pepper

    • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 5

    Deglaze the pan with beef stock scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon. Add ketchup and brown sugar and bring to a simmer.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 Cup beef stock

    • 1 Cup ketchup

    • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 6

    Remove the brisket from the grill and place in a baking dish. Pour the onion mixture over the brisket and cover tightly with foil.
  • 7

    Reduce the grill temperature to 225℉ and place the baking dish directly on the grill grate. Braise for 5 -6 hours or until the brisket is fork tender.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 8

    Remove from grill and vent the foil. Cool at room temperature then transfer to the fridge overnight (this step is not necessary but will result in a juicier and more flavorful brisket).
  • 9

    The next day, remove from the fridge and set the temperature on the grill to 350℉. Place the brisket back on the grill to warm. When brisket is warm and the sauce has caramelized, about 45 minutes, remove from the grill.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 10

    Remove the brisket from the sauce and slice the pour remaining sauce over the top and serve. Enjoy! *Cook times will vary depending on set and ambient temperatures.

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