Texas BBQ Beef Brisket

Main Ingredient: Brisket
Servings: 6 to 8 servings

Recipe

Ingredients

1 beef Brisket Flat Half (about 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pounds)
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup dry red wine
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

Rub:
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1. Combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in stockpot.

2. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 2-3/4 to 3-1/4 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Remove brisket; keep warm.

3. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.

4. Trim fat from brisket. Carve diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition information per serving: 388 calories; 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 137 mg cholesterol; 402 mg sodium; 14 g carbohydrate; 1.0 g fiber; 50 g protein; 7.4 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 3.6 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 46.9 mcg selenium; 11.5 mg zinc; 190.9 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.

Nutrition information per serving: 517 calories; 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 183 mg cholesterol; 536 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrate; 1.3 g fiber; 66 g protein; 9.8 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 4.8 mcg vitamin B12; 6.3 mg iron; 63.6 mcg selenium; 15.3 mg zinc; 254.6 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline.

Meal Tips

Cook's Tip: To cook in a slow cooker, combine rub ingredients in small bowl; press evenly onto beef brisket. Place brisket, fat side up, in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 quart slow cooker. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small bowl. Pour around brisket; Cook on HIGH 4 to 6 hours or LOW 8 to 10 hours, or until brisket is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Remove brisket; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring cooking liquid to a boil in a sauce pan. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup sauce, stirring occasionally.

Cook's Tip: To smoke beef brisket, prepare charcoal or gas smoker according to manufacturer’s directions. Combine barbecue sauce and wine in small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 7 to 8 minutes or until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently. Reserve 1/2 cup barbecue sauce for serving. Prepare rub as above; press evenly onto beef brisket. Smoke brisket according to manufacturer’s instructions and cooking times or until fork-tender, brushing occasionally with remaining barbecue sauce. Carve brisket as above. Serve with reserved sauce.