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How to Cook Brisket Using The Grill or Oven: Cook A Masterpiece

How to Cook A Brisket

Cooking a brisket can be a delicious and rewarding experience. Today we’ll teach how to cook brisket using your grill or oven, nice and juicy brisket nevertheless. Whether you prefer the smoky flavor of cooking on a grill or the convenience of using an oven, this article will provide you with step-by-step instructions and tips to cook a mouthwatering brisket.

Even if you cook the brisket using the oven, we have a trick up our sleeves to still get that awesome smokey flavor. Let’s start cooking.

How to Cook Brisket on the Grill

Grilling a brisket adds a smoky flavor and a beautiful char to the meat. To be more accurate, you want to “smoke” the brisket using your grill or a smoker. The goal is to cook the brisket low and slow to allow the meat the render tender and smoke from the grill to infuse the brisket with smoked flavor.

Remember that the classic BBQ wood-fired smokey flavor will come from using smoke wood chips, not the charcoal, and definitely not the flames from a gas grill. The only grills that yield wood smokey flavor are pellet grills since the burn wood pellets and different wood pellet flavors are available.

Follow these steps to achieve a perfectly grilled brisket:

  1. Choose the right brisket: Opt for a well-marbled, high-quality brisket that will result in tender and juicy meat. Try to find a small brisket, not larger than 12 pounds. Anything larger will require much more time to cook and attention. On average you will cook the brisket for about an hour to an hour and a half per pound.
  2. Prepare the brisket: Trim excess fat and small/thin edges of the meat that will dry and burn.
  3. Season the Brisket: To season the brisket use our red meat and brisket seasoning Gypsy. Gypsy has the right ratios of salt, herbs, and spices to extract the most flavor out of the brisket and penetrate the meat. Alternatively, you can use salt and pepper but the flavor profile of the meat will not be the same. Let the brisket rest in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavors to penetrate.
  4. Preheat the grill: Set up your grill for indirect grilling by heating one side of the grill and leaving the other side off. If using a charcoal grill, arrange all the coals on one side of the grill. Set and maintain a steady temperature of around 225-250°F (107-121°C).
  5. Grill the brisket: Place the brisket on the side of the grill without direct heat. Close the lid and let it cook for several hours, depending on the size of the brisket. Remember, the brisket will need to cook for at least an hour per pound. If the brisket’s internal temperature stops rising, warp the brisket in aluminum foil for a few hours. Use a meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature, aiming for 195-205°F (90-96°C) for a tender result.
  6. Rest and slice: Remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest, loosely covered with foil, for about 30 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce or accompaniments.

How to Cook Brisket in the Oven

If using a grill is not an option, don’t worry! You can still achieve a delicious brisket by cooking it in the oven. The downside of using your oven is, of course, the lack of smoke flavor. But using our seasoning Gypsy helps a lot in this area. Gypsy can add a smokey flavor to meats using natural flavors such as paprika.

Here’s how:

  1. Select the brisket: Choose a well-marbled piece of brisket that will result in tender and flavorful meat.
  2. Prep and season: Trim excess fat and apply your desired seasonings or marinade. Allow the brisket to marinate in the refrigerator overnight or apply our dry brisket rub Gypsy.
  3. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 250°F (121°C).
  4. Place the brisket in a roasting pan: Put the brisket in a roasting pan with a rack, fat side up.
  5. Slow cook the brisket: Cover the roasting pan with foil and place it in the preheated oven. Let it cook for several hours, depending on the size of the brisket. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 195-205°F (90-96°C) for optimal tenderness. Again, you want to aim for about 1 hour of cooking per pound.
  6. Rest and slice: Once cooked, remove the brisket from the oven and let it rest for about 30 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with your favorite side dishes or sauces.

Smoked Brisket ( Grill or Oven )

Hector
Cook the perfect brisket using your grill or the oven—both great options. We build a beautiful bark using our beef seasoning Gybsy and cook it perfectly.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 hours
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 12 pound brisket
  • 1 bottle Gypsy Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Choose the right brisket: Opt for a well-marbled, high-quality brisket that will result in tender and juicy meat. Try to find a small brisket, not larger than 12 pounds. Anything larger will require much more time to cook and attention. On average you will cook the brisket for about an hour to an hour and a half per pound
  • Prepare the brisket: Trim excess fat and small/thin edges of the meat that will dry and burn.
  • Season the Brisket: To seasning the brisket use our Beef seasning Gypsy. Gypsy has the right ratios of salt, herbs, and spices to extract the most flavor out of the brisket and penetrate the meat. Alternatively, you can use salt and pepper but the flavor profile of the meat will not be the same. Let the brisket rest in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow the flavors to penetrate
  • Preheat the grill: Set up your grill for indirect grilling by heating one side of the grill and leaving the other side off. If using a charcoal grill, arrange all the coals on one side of the grill. Set and maintain a steady temperature of around 225-250°F (107-121°C)
  • Grill the brisket: Place the brisket on the side of the grill without direct heat. Close the lid and let it cook for several hours, depending on the size of the brisket. Remember, the brisket will need to cook for at least an hour per pound. If the brisket's internal temperature stops rising, warp the brisket in aluminum foil for a few hours. Use a meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature, aiming for 195-205°F (90-96°C) for a tender result
  • Rest and slice: Remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest, loosely covered with foil, for about 30 minutes. Slice against the grain and serve with your favorite barbecue sauce and side dishes.

Conclusion

Cooking a brisket is a labor of love, but the end result is well worth the effort. Whether you choose to cook it on the grill or in the oven, these methods will help you achieve a tender and flavorful brisket that will leave your family and friends wanting more. Experiment with different rubs, sauces, and wood chips when grilling, or find the perfect marinade when cooking in the oven. Happy cooking!

Note: Remember to research cooking times and temperatures specific to your brisket’s size and your preferred level of doneness.

Picture of Writen By: Hector

Writen By: Hector

Hector is the CEO and Founder of Stella On Fire Co. As a self-taught chef and entrepreneur at heart, he set out to create amazing seasonings and rub flavors everyone can enjoy. Hector is also our Food Safety and Protection Manager for Stella On Fire Co.

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