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Louisiana Barbecue Brisket

  • 12-16 servings ServingsServings


  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp each salt, garlic powder, and pepper
  • 1 tsp each cayenne pepper, dried oregano and ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 fresh beef brisket ( 4 to 6 lbs)
  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 to 4 tbsp hot pepper sauce
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 4 tsp Liquid Smoke, optional



1 In a small bowl, combine the seasonings. Rub 2 tsp over brisket. (Placed remaining seasoning mixture in an airtight container; save for up to 3 months for another use.) 

2 In a large bowl, combine the sauce ingredients; stir until brown sugar is dissolved. Pour 2 cups into a large resealable plastic bag; add the brisket. seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning several times. Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.

3 Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Drain and discard marinade from brisket; pat dry with paper towels. Place brisket over pan; grill, covered, over indirect low heat for 30-45 mins on each side or until browned.

4 Transfer brisket to a heavy-duty disposable roasting pan. Pour 1-1/4 cups of reserved sauce over brisket. Cover with a double layer of heavy-duty foil and seal tightly.

5 grill, covered, over indirect low heat for 3-4 hours or until meat is fork-tender. Slice brisket across the grain. Serve with remaining sauce.


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