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Beef Brisket {Easy, Oven-Baked!}

Easy Beef Brisket! How to cook beef brisket in oven, slathered in a mixture of BBQ sauce and soy sauce, wrapped in foil, and baked until falling apart tender. This beef brisket is simple and delicious.

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Elise Bauer

Beef Brisket in the Oven!

Looking for an easy way to prepare beef brisket and still impress your friends? This is it! Bake the brisket in the oven. What’s crazy, is how good it is given how ridiculously easy it is to make.

How to Cook a Brisket in the Oven

There really is no easier way to prepare a beef brisket than this oven-baked version. With just a handful of ingredients including the beef brisket, an oven, and few hours, you have amazing brisket that took very little effort.

  1. Mix together some barbecue sauce, soy sauce, and water
  2. Slather the beef brisket with the sauce
  3. Wrap the beef brisket in aluminum foil
  4. Bake brisket in oven for several hours, until it’s falling apart tender

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Easy Beef Brisket Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lbs of a brisket cut of beef
  • 3/4 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup of water

Method

1 Preheat oven to 300ºF.

2 In a bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, soy sauce, and water.

3a Place the brisket roast on a large piece of aluminum foil. Spread the BBQ sauce mixture generously over meat. Wrap the brisket in aluminum foil and place it in a roasting pan. Bake for 3 hours for a 3 pound roast and 1 more hour for every additional pound of meat.

Alternatively,

3b Place the barbecue sauce and the brisket in an oven roasting bag. Sprinkle a teaspoon of flour into the bag. Poke a couple small holes in the bag. Place the bag in a roasting pan. You may find that the cooking time is faster with this method, or you can reduce the oven temperature to 275°F.

4 Remove from oven and let rest in the foil for 30 minutes before serving.

The easiest way to serve the roast is to first cut it in half along the grain of the meat (poke the meat with the tip of a knife or tines of a fork to see which way the grain or lines of the muscles are going if you can’t see it from the surface).

Then make 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick cuts across the grain to serve. (Cutting the meat across the grain will make it much easier to eat, as the cuts break up the muscle tissue.)

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the Founder and President of Recipes & Cooking Tips. Elise launched Recipes & Cooking Tips in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family’s recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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