Beginner's Brisket

Author: Traeger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 540 minutes
Difficulty Rating: 3/5
  • 1 6-pound brisket flat, trimmed
  • Traeger Beef Rub, or your favorite barbecue rub
  • 2 cups beef broth, beer, or cola
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Traeger Texas BBQ Spicy Sauce, or your favorite barbecue sauce, for serving

Preperation Steps
  • Season the brisket on both sides with the Traeger Beef Rub. Make the mop sauce: In a clean spray bottle, combine the beef broth, beer, or cola with the vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  • When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Arrange the brisket fat-side up on the grill grate and smoke for 3 to 4 hours, spraying with the mop sauce every hour. Set the temperature to 225 degrees F and continue to cook the brisket, spraying occasionally with mop sauce, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 190 to 195 degrees. (This will likely take 4 to 6 hours more, or even longer. Be patient and don’t rush the process.)
  • Foil the meat and let it rest for 30 minutes, preferably in an insulated container so the meat stays hot. Slice with a sharp knife across the grain into pencil-width slices. Serve the barbecue sauce separately on the side.