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David's Mesquite Smoked Texas Brisket

David's Mesquite Smoked Texas Brisket

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My husband David gets raves for his South Texas Dilly Digs Brisket. Please read the whole recipe thoroughly before you start.

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  • Calories:
  • 717 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 60.3 g
  • 93%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 38.7 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 166 mg
  • 55%
  • Sodium:
  • 498 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Make deep cuts into the brisket with a paring knife. Place cloves all the way into the cuts. Liberally sprinkle brisket with Greek seasoning.
  2. Place mesquite wood over gray/hot charcoals.
  3. Put brisket fat side down on the grill. Smoke for 2 hours and do not turn the meat.
  4. Take the meat out and wrap tightly 2 times in extra heavy aluminum foil. Put in the oven for 2 hours on a cookie sheet at 250 degrees F.
  5. Remove from oven and let sit (still wrapped in foil) 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving to let the meat "firm up" and the juice to be absorbed.
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Reviews

KIKI810
91
6/6/2005

Being a Texan myself, I am very picky about my BBQ, especially brisket. In fact, although I am a caterer and consider myself a very good cook; I was always fearful to attempt brisket. I have to say I took a risk and tried this recipe for my first attempt and it was AMAZING. My husband (a BBQ lover) raved and told me to laminate this recipe!! This brisket was so tender,easy and delicious. I even made it again in the same week for my extended family who now requests it at most family funtions. I am taking the idea of offering this to my catering customers into deep consideration as well. Thanks for the great recipe....it is definately a winner!!

TWOCATSANDACOW
53
1/25/2004

Are there 10 stars? This is one recipe that rates a "10" !! The only change I made was using an injectable marinade (garlic & herb). I used a cup and let the brisket marinate while I started the fire. The meat was very flavorful and "fork-tender". Definately one for your barbeque book !!!

funfastfish
39
5/10/2008

Two hours in a smoker does not give enough smoke flavor - I followed the recipe but I still don't understand that if you have a smoker why finish in the oven? This may be a brisket but not a "smoked" brisket...