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smoked beef brisket

This KILLER Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe is a Real Crowd Pleaser

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 20 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • one 5-6 pound beef brisket flat
  • 3 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 onion


  • trim the fat from the brisket and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • season the brisket with salt, pepper, onion powder and granulated garlic
  • grill the brisket over the hot coals for 5 minutes, turning to brown
  • place a pan of water under the grates of the cool side of the grill
  • move the brisket to the cool side of the grill over the water pan
  • close the grill and smoke the brisket for 1 and 1/2 hours
  • mix the beef broth, ketchup, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar together
  • chop the onion
  • add the brisket and chopped onion to the sauce mixture, cover and braise for 2-3 hours, until tender