Tender smoked brisket tossed in barbecue sauce on a soft onion bun.
Cooking brisket isn't really a recipe. It's more of a process. You rub the brisket all over with a dry rub and cook it for a really long time until it's tender. My husband loves the process on a Saturday or Sunday (usually during football season) he will prep the meat and let it sit in our smoker all day at about 200 F. There is something about smoked meat that is just so good and the smell while it's cooking...Wow.
Barbecue Brisket Sandwiches
1 3-4 pound brisket
1/4-1/2 cup dry spice rub (store bought is fine we usually make our own with sea salt, black pepper, red pepper, and garlic powder)
1/2-1 cup barbecue sauce
onion buns or sandwich bun of your choice
Rub the brisket all over with your favorite spice rub. Let sit out a room temperature for about an hour then place the brisket straight on the rack of the smoker and walk away. Check periodically to make sure the temperature doesn't get too high 200 F is the goal.
After 4-5 hours remove the brisket from the smoker and wrap in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped brisket in a baking pan and put in the oven at 200 F over night (about 8 hours).
The next morning take the brisket out of the oven and put back on the smoker for a few more hours until tender.
Slice the brisket and toss in your favorite barbecue sauce. Pile on top of an onion bun and enjoy.
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