Tested till perfect Oven-Braised Barbecue Brisket
Oven-Braised Barbecue Brisket
Photography by Matthew Kimura

Oven-Braised Barbecue Brisket

Rubbing the beef with flavourful spices before cooking it to tenderness makes this roast a winner. For an informal family event, slice thinly and serve on kaiser rolls. If you can't find strained tomatoes, just process 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) whole tomatoes in the blender until smooth and strain out seeds.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8 to 10


  • 3 tbsp 3tbsppaprika
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspkosher salt
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspblack pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspancho chili powder, (or chili powder plus 1/4 tsp/1 mL cayenne)
  • 2 tsp 2tspgarlic powder
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 4 lb 4lbboneless beef brisket pot roastbeef brisket pot roasts

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 1oniononions, coarsely chopped
  • 4 4cloves garlic
  • 1 bottle (660 mL) 1bottle (660 mL)strained tomatotomatoes
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspWorcestershire sauce
  • 1 bottle (341 mL) 1bottle (341 mL)beerbeers
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In large bowl, combine paprika, salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder and garlic powder; stir in oil to make paste.

Add beef brisket, turning and rubbing in paste well. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Place brisket, fat side up, in greased roasting pan; roast in 400°F (200°C) oven for 30 minutes.

Barbecue Sauce: In blender, mince chopped onion with garlic. Add strained tomatoes, brown sugar, cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; whirl until no large chunks remain. Stir in beer. Pour over brisket.

Cover and braise in 325°F (160°C) oven for 2 hours, basting occasionally. Uncover and braise until meat is tender, about 1 hour.

Transfer meat to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain. Serve with sauce.

Nutritional Information Per each of 10 servings: about

cal 413 pro 40g total fat 18g sat. fat 5g
carb 23g fibre 3g chol 85mg sodium 671mg

% RDI:

calcium 5 iron 40 vit A 16 vit C 13
folate 9
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