Low-and-Slow Smoked Beef Brisket

Moist and tender brisket.

Moist and tender brisket.  (Clint Cantwell)

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  • Total Time

    8hr 30min

  • Servings


Rather than chicken or burgers, try this slow smoked brisket on the grill this weekend.  Relax and enjoy your guests while this brisket slowly deepens with a smokey mustard flavor. 


Brisket Ingredients

  • 1 Brisket, 12-16lbs
  • 1 cup bold brisket rub
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

Bold Brisket Rub

  • 4 tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp. course ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin


Step 1

  • Blend all ingredients of the brisket rub in a medium bowl and set it aside.

Step 2

  • Prepare grill for indirect cooking (or smoker if available), approximately 250 degrees.

Step 3

  • Trim brisket of all hard fat and trim remaining fat to approximately ¼-inch.

Step 4

  • Rub both sides with a thin coat of yellow mustard.

Step 5

  • Coat entire brisket liberally with bold brisket dry rub seasoning.

Step 6

  • Place on grill (or smoker) away from the heat source.

Step 7

  • Cover and allow the brisket to cook until it reaches 190 degrees internal temperature (approximately 8-10 hours).

Step 8

  • Remove, rest for 15 minutes and slice against the grain.