Holiday Brisket Recipe with a Smoky Twist

Enjoy this delicious beef brisket recipe with your loved ones this season. Gather friends and family alike together and experience a delicious meal. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes, pasta, or rice. Include a fresh vegetable side such as carrots, Brussel sprouts or fresh Green String beans.

This recipe is developed by World Cuisine Today Magazine

Holiday Brisket Recipe with a Smoky Twist


For The Dry Rub

1/2 cup of sweet paprika

2 T ground white pepper 3 T kosher salt

1 T garlic powder

1 T ground cardamom

1 T ground cayenne

3 T brown sugar

1 T dried oregano

For the Sauce and Vegetables

One six pound beef brisket

2 cups crushed tomatoes or tomato sauce

2 cups tomato catsup

2 cups beef broth

Three cups yellow onions minced

Four cups carrots chopped fine

Two cups celery stalks chopped fine with leaves

8 large cloves garlic minced plus two additional minced

6 T maple syrup

6 T yellow mustard

6 T kosher salt mixed with three tablespoons water

3 T Tobasco sauce

3 T Lemon juice

11/2 teaspoons liquid smoke

1/2 cup olive oil

One tablespoon corn starch (optional)

For the Smoking

Four cups water

Four tablespoons cider vinegar or wine

Three fresh bay leaves minced

Four whole garlic cloves bruised

One teaspoon liquid smoke

One tablespoon dried oregano

One quartered yellow onion

Juice of one lemon


1) On a large chopping surface place the washed and patted dry brisket. Score the fat side in x shapes and place facing up. Rub a bit of olive oil on each side.

2) Mix the dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Spread evenly on both sides of the brisket, in a baking dish. Seal tightly and chill overnight.