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Smoked Brisket Recipe

A mouthwatering smoked brisket recipe is one of the best parts of a backyard barbecue. Treat yourself to this tender, flavorful dish as a sandwich or served along side your favorite cookout sides.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Rest Time1 hr
Total Time13 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Meat
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 469kcal


  • peach butcher paper


  • 1 8 lb brisket
  • seasoning rub use your favorite


  • Rinse the brisket with cool water, and then pat dry with paper towels.
  • Using your hands, add plenty of your favorite rub style seasoning blend and literally rub it in all over, top bottom sides, etc. Make sure the outsides got a good even coating.
  • Lay the prepared brisket, fat side up, on an overly large sheet of peach butcher paper. Wrap it up and then fold ends over to close.
  • Smoke the brisket at 225° for 12 hours.
  • When done, carefully remove the wrapped brisket from the smoker (juice will be HOT), and transfer it to a waiting platter or pan. Let it rest for a full hour.
  • Carefully unwrap the brisket and transfer it to a clean cutting board.
  • Using an electric knife or very sharp blade, thinly slice the brisket and serve.


Calories: 469kcal | Protein: 63g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 998mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 6mg