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An easy, oven braised brisket that's the perfect combination of sweet and smoky. After a few hours in the oven, you'll have juicy, tender beef brisket.
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5 from 5 votes

Sweet and Smoky Beef Brisket

This oven roasted beef brisket is sweet and smoky and full of flavor. It's definitely my favorite beef brisket recipe!
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 7 hrs
Total Time: 7 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef brisket, beef brisket recipe, best beef brisket
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 855.3kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 5-6 lbs beef brisket
  • 1 recipe brisket dry rub
  • 1/4 cup black coffee
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke
  • 2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat your oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Liberally apply the dry rub on both sides of the brisket. If the brisket was refrigerated, let it sit for 30 minutes or until it comes to room temperature.
  • Whisk all of the liquid ingredients together and pour into a roasting pan. Add the brisket to the roasting pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Cook for 6 hours or until an instant read thermometer reaches 190 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Remove the brisket from the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before slicing. Then, slice against the grain for the most tender pieces of brisket.


  • Depending on the size of your brisket, you'll want to cook it for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes per pound of brisket.
  • Please make note of my comment above regarding Worcestershire sauce, as many do contain gluten. For a gluten-free version I recommend this one.
  • When it comes to liquid smoke, this all natural hickory smoke is my favorite.


Calories: 855.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.3g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 60.2g | Saturated Fat: 23.6g | Cholesterol: 212.1mg | Sodium: 2040.3mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 7.1g