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Easy Award Winning Brisket

Posted by sbulloch on January 9, 2014

Award Winning Brisket

One of our favorite recipes when you're looking for a consistent result on a tight schedule, this Award Winning Brisket lives up to its' name. The instructions are so easy to follow, just set your alarm clock a few times throughout the day and you will have an outstanding brisket just in time for dinner. If you aren't going to eat right at 5:00, wrap your foiled brisket in a towel and keep in a cooler until you're ready to slice and serve.



Award Winning Brisket

6 to 8 pound brisket
1 whole onion
1 can beer (or beef stock)
Your choice of Traeger Rub (Prime Rib, Beef Shake, BBQ, or your secret blend)
Your choice of Traeger BBQ Sauce (or your favorite)


At 8:00: Turn on the grill to smoke with the lid open for 10 minutes. Rinse brisket and pat dry with paper towels. Trim any excess fat, but leave ¼” or so. Apply your choice of Traeger rub generously all over the brisket. (Prime Rib, Beef Shake, BBQ or your secret blend).

Place directly on the grill fat side up and close lid. Cook on “smoke” setting from approximately 8:00am to 3:00pm. Turn every 2 hours.

At 3:00pm: Take brisket off grill and place in a disposable foil roasting pan. Cut up a whole onion and cover the top of the brisket. Fill bottom of roasting pan with a ½” of your favorite beer.

Turn grill up to medium (350 degrees). Cover pan with foil. Cook on medium from 3:00 to 4:30.

At 4:30: Take foil off brisket, (Optional: Cover with your favorite Traeger BBQ sauce) and cook until approximately 5:00 pm.

Award Winning Brisket

Let the brisket rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. ENJOY!

Award Winning Brisket