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Texas BBQ Beef Brisket
Serves 6
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Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Total Time
3 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 beef Brisket Flat Half (about 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
  2. 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  3. 1/2 cup dry red wine
For the rub
  1. 2 tablespoons chili powder
  2. 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  3. 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in stockpot.
  2. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Remove brisket; keep warm.
  3. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.
  4. Trim fat from brisket. Carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.
Slow Cooker
  1. To cook in a slow cooker, combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; Cook on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or LOW 8 to 10 hours, or until brisket is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Remove brisket; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil in a sauce pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition information per serving
  1. 388 calories; 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 137 mg cholesterol; 402 mg sodium; 14 g carbohydrate; 1.0 g fiber; 50 g protein; 7.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 3.6 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 46.9 mcg selenium; 11.5 mg zinc; 190.9 mg choline.
  2. This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
Smoker
  1. To smoke beef brisket, prepare charcoal or gas smoker according to manufacturer’s directions. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 7 to 8 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently. Reserve 1/2 cup barbecue sauce for serving. Prepare rub as above; press evenly onto beef brisket. Smoke brisket according to manufacturer’s instructions and cooking times or until fork-tender, brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce. Carve brisket as above. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition information per serving
  1. 517 calories; 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 183 mg cholesterol; 536 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 1.3 g fiber; 66 g protein; 9.8 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 4.8 mcg vitamin B12; 6.3 mg iron; 63.6 mcg selenium; 15.3 mg zinc; 254.6 mg choline.
  2. This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.
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