Texas Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

Texas Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

This is what I made last night for my family and the other family I cook for.  It is not a quick dinner, but it is low maintenance.  Plus, your house will smell like glory - so good.

Texas Oven Roasted Beef Brisket

2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons salt
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 Tablespoon ground pepper
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 bay leaf, crushed
4 (or so) pound beef brisket - I think mine was 7 pounds
1 1/2 cups beef stock

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Make a dry rub by combining the first 8 ingredients.  Rub the combined seasoning all over the meat - that's why it's called a rub.  Place the meat in a roasting pan and put in oven, uncovered, for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, add beef stock to the roasting pan and cover the pan tightly.  Lower the temperature of the oven to 300 degrees and continue cooking brisket for 3 hours more, or until fork tender.  You can cook this longer, but not shorter time.  I have cooked a larger brisket (about 10 pounds) all day at 250 and it came out fine.  The brisket last night, though larger, was only cooked the 4 hours and came out fine.

Let the meat rest for at least 10 minutes before you slice it.  Slice across the grain.


  1. I'm definitely trying this one! Thanks for sharing. ;)

  2. OK, *now* I'm hungry. This sounds sooooo good!

  3. I've grown away from eating red meat, other than a very occasional burger, stroganoff, or when we hit Outback. This is serious stuff, well worth seconds, thirds, and fourths.

  4. Yummy! I made this the other night. Family liked it, all leftovers are gone. I used chuck roast because the brisket at the store was HUGE. I later realized that they probably would have cut one to size, but, maybe next time. :-)

  5. Yippee! I've used this rub with pork roast, too.

  6. I'm trying this today. Can't wait to try it, looks so good! I love beef brisket. I'm sure my family will love it too.