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Chef's Brisket

Traeger Kitchen


Chef's Brisket

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

8 Hours

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You can’t mess up this brisket--we've created a bulletproof recipe & method for smoking the perfect brisket. Fire it up on a Friday night & feast like a king all weekend long.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

    Steps

    • 1

      Season the brisket the day prior to cooking. Mix salt, garlic, onion powder and pepper in a small bowl. Season the meat liberally. Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours.
    • 2

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    • 3

      Place brisket, fat side down, on grill grate right in the center of the grill. Smoke brisket for approximately 4 to 5 hours, or until the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 160℉ to 165℉.
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    • 4

      Remove brisket from grill and wrap in butcher paper or foil. Continue smoking at 225℉ until the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 203℉, approximately another 3 to 4 hours, for a total of 8 to 10 hours smoke and cook time.
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    • 5

      Remove butcher paper or foil wrapped brisket from the grill and allow to rest for one hour.
    • 6

      After resting, slice the brisket against the grain in 1/4 inch thick slices and serve.
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