Melt in Your Mouth Blackened Brisket

This recipe was born out of the need to please a few picky eating carnivores for a holiday meal. It immediately became a family favorite and the most requested dish of the year.

The unctuousness of the meat makes it seem like something you’d find in a fine dining steak house. While the simplicity of it, makes it a perfect every-man meal that’ll impress even the most discerning of your foodie friends.

Melt in Your Mouth Blackened Brisket

If you're looking for a go-to special occasion meal, or just want something extremely tasty for dinner, look no further, this is it! This brisket is so flavorful, tender, and juicy that it's practically addictive.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 lb beef brisket
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper ground
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 Tbsp seasoned salt
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3-5 drops liquid smoke
  • 1 roasting pan with a rack


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
    Give your brisket a quick rinse and pat dry with a paper towel (this helps the spices stick to the meat). Then place in your roasting pan on the rack.
  • In a small bowl, mix all dry spices together.
  • Rub all sides of the meat with the dry spice mix as evenly as possible. I do this in the roasting pan so that any of the spices that fall off of the meat will be added to the juices underneath and still add flavor. 
  • Roast uncovered for 1 hour, fat side up. 
    Remove from the oven and lower the oven temp. to 300 degrees. It will already look great and make your house smell amazing. 
  • Mix together beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and a few drops of liquid smoke. Then carefully pour the liquid mix into the pan, under the rack. Do NOT pour the liquid on to the meat! 
  • Cover tightly with foil and put back into the oven and let cook for 3 hours. 
    This is where the magic really happens... Lower the oven temp. to 250 degrees and let it cook for an additional 2 hours. 
  • Take out of the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before removing the foil. It should have a beautifully blackened bark and the fat should be nicely rendered down. 
  • Then just slice thinly and enjoy with your favorite side dishes. 
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