Oven Roasted Barbecue Brisket is a delightful meal made indoors. I’ve watched and read my share of recipes from pitmasters across the states, and what most of them do ahead of time is rub their meat down in yellow mustard, followed by a dry spice rub to create an outstanding piece of meat. It’s really a simple mixture of ingredients, mostly things that you probably have in your pantry, and it does wonders to a brisket, even when it’s cooked in the oven.
Basic yellow mustard, not the fancy Grey Poupon, just plain yellow mustard gives the meat the right tangy acidity that penetrates below the surface. The spice rub is just a mix of smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and brown sugar with a big dose of salt and pepper. I think this simple rub is what really packs a punch and delivers a savory piece of meat.
After a quick massage, the meat goes directly in the oven with a little broth in the bottom of the pan to keep it moist. After the meat is tender, a simple sear under the broiler after you apply the barbecue sauce, and it’s ready for slicing. I think this brisket is so wonderful to serve family-style in the kitchen, so everyone can load their plates “buffet style.” I served this brisket with my creamy White Cheddar & Green Chile Shells. for a delicious accompaniment.
3 pound brisket
1/3 cup yellow mustard
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
1/3 cup barbecue sauce, homemade or store-bought
parsley for garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove brisket from packaging and let rest on counter for 30 minutes.
- In small bowl, combine salt, brown sugar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Set aside.
- Rub brisket with mustard and sprinkle with dry rub on both sides. Place in a large oven baking dish and add broth around sides. Cover with foil.
- Place in oven to roast for 2 1/2 hours. Remove foil and spoon barbecue sauce over top. Turn oven to broil. Let broil for 4-6 minutes, until top just begins to brown slightly. Remove and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Enjoy!