If you don’t have time to smoke your brisket in the BBQ smoker, you can get a really decent result in your conventional oven – provided you follow these simple steps to stop it drying out.
Cooking a brisket can be a bit of a challenge, but with the right temperature and cooking time, you can end up with a delicious, tender piece of meat. Here are some general guidelines for cooking brisket in the oven:
- Preheat your oven to 250-275°F (121-135°C).
- Place the brisket, fat side up, in a roasting pan or on a wire rack set in a rimmed baking sheet.
- Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
- Cook the brisket for about 1 hour per pound, or until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 190-200°F (88-93°C). This should take about 4-5 hours for a 4-pound brisket, or 6-7 hours for a 6-pound brisket.
- Once the brisket has reached the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Use a digital thermometer to help.
You may want to baste the brisket with BBQ sauce during the cooking process to add flavour and moisture to the meat. To do this, brush the sauce over the brisket every hour or so, and be sure to recover the pan with foil after basting.
Remember to let the brisket rest for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving to allow the juices to redistribute and make the meat easier to slice.
BBQ Beef Brisket in the Oven is quite the showstopping and easy dish you were looking for!