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Oven Baked Brisket Recipe


Tender and succulent beef brisket is a real treat if it is cooked properly.

This oven baked brisket recipe shows you how to cook brisket so it turns out perfectly each and every time.

Always tender, always juicy.

This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks, Cooking the Cowboy Way: Recipes Inspired by Campfires, Chuck Wagons, and Ranch Kitchens by Grady Spears and June Naylor.

Grady has cooked in cowboy kitchens for many years and knows how they like their food. He brings a wealth of great taste to all of his recipes.

Try a brisket sandwich – place a pile of sliced brisket on rye bread or fresh crusty bread and slather on the mustard. Serve it with a side of cole slaw and enjoy.

Oven Baked Brisket

Oven Baked Brisket Recipe

Tender and succulent beef brisket is a real treat if it is cooked properly. This brisket recipe turns out perfectly each and every time. Always tender, always juicy.

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 374 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 - 4 pound beef brisket, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock, or broth


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • To make the rub, combine the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, sugar, mustard, and bay leaf in a small bowl, and mix thoroughly. Season the brisket on both sides with the rub. Place in a roasting pan or Dutch oven and roast uncovered for 1 hour.
  • Add the beef stock or broth and enough water so that there’s about 1/2 inch of liquid in the pan. Cover tightly with heavy foil (or the lid, if using a Dutch oven), decrease the oven temperature to 300ºF, and continue cooking for 3 hours or until fork-tender. Slice the meat thinly across the grain. Top with the juices from the pan.


Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 48gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 1698mgPotassium: 879mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 485IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 5mg
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This recipe suits low carb and gluten free diets (make sure your stock is gluten free) and is a very good diabetic recipe too.

Love this brisket? You will want to try Brown Sugar–Crusted Porterhouse Pork Chops with Apple Walnut Slaw, another recipe from this terrific cookbook.

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Oven Baked Brisket

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4 thoughts on “Oven Baked Brisket Recipe”

  1. little tweek, AWESOME

    by mike
    (burnaby BC)

    OMG, I reduced the salt to just half as much. I used two soup cubes to make the stock then added 1 Tablespoon of Cayenne pepper. It is just awesome. Nice heat, super soft and juicy.

    From Karen:
    Nice suggestions Mike. Glad you like the recipe. Keep cooking!


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