Eats: Texas Brisket

Eats: Texas Brisket

It’s time to heat up the smoker and your taste buds. This brisket is a taste as big as Texas!

Start this one early. The brisket will take about 1 ½ hours in the smoker per 1 pound of meat. We promise it will be well worth the wait!

Prep: 20-45 Minutes

Cook: 9 hours 

Servings: 4 to 6 


6 pounds beef brisket

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

3/4 cup paprika

2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder

1/4 cup black pepper

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1/4 cup salt

2 tablespoons onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper


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  1. Preheat the smoker to 194 to 205 degrees
  2. Trim the fat cap on the brisket to about 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch. Coat the brisket with a light coating of the yellow mustard. 
  3. Mix the sugar and spices together to form the dry rub. Spread the rub on both sides of the meat.
  4. Place the brisket in the smoker and cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 185 to 195 degrees F. This will take about 1 1/2 hours per pound. 
  5.  Remove the brisket from the smoker once it reaches this internal temp and let cool for 30 minutes.