my mom made this brisket for the holidays and highly recommended it. i had bought a kosher brisket at costco and needed to cook it before it went bad. luckily this is a really easy recipe, but the problem is it calls for a 4lb brisket and mine was only 1.2lbs. i didn't realize you needed to adjust the time as much as you did so i overcooked it a little. overall though, it was very tasty!
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp salt (if using a kosher brisket, reduce this amount)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 bay leaf, crushed
- put a 4lb brisket
- rub all over with spice rub
- add hot peppers, optional
- roast for 1 hour, uncovered
4. reduce oven heat to 275:
- add 1 1/2 cups beef stock and water until there is 1/2 in the pan
- cover tightly with foil
- cook for 3 hours, until fork tender
*for my 1.2lb brisket i cut down the rub ingredients to 1/3 and you only need about 1hr cooking time per each lb (this is where i went wrong). i would cover with foil after about 1/2 hour and check about 30-45 mins later. make sure to cook at 300 instead of 350 for the first 1/2 hour.
the other key here is not to look under the foil once you cover it. make sure it's tight so the heat does not escape.
well i am sure sarah mentioned that the meat was a little over cooked which made it a bit chewy, but it was full of flavor. i have said it before and i will say it again, i like things with a little heat and this worked out wonderfully. i could have eaten the whole thing, but sarah kept me from doing so!