How to Cook Beef Brisket in the Oven
09.20.2021 Tips & Tricks
For this Meat Tip Monday, we are focusing on how to cook a tender juicy beef brisket in the oven. These types of meat can be pretty intimidating but don’t worry UW Provision has got you covered!
First, you want to stop by either of our retail locations The Meat Market or Local Source Foods and purchase some beef brisket. To cook the perfect beef brisket please follow these cooking tips:
Prepare Your Beef Brisket
First off you want to set your brisket on a large enough cutting board and pat it dry with some paper towels. Next, you want to take your favorite dry rub seasoning and spread a generous amount all over the brisket, and make sure the entire brisket is covered in the dry rub. Once the brisket is fully covered grab a few sheets of foil and wrap up the brisket in a few layers. Once the brisket is fully wrapped tight place it in a pan, this is to prevent it from dripping all over your refrigerator. Next, put the brisket into the refrigerator overnight or up to 12 hours. When you are ready to cook the brisket make sure to take it out an hour beforehand.
Cooking Your Brisket
You first want to preheat your oven to 300°. You then want to layer both the pan your brisket is going on and the rack below it if applicable to catch and drippings from the brisket. Unwrap the brisket from the tight foil and place the brisket fat cap up in the middle of the foil that you laid down in the pan. Then you want to loosely wrap the brisket making sure to leave a little space between the foil and brisket. Once the oven is done preheating place the brisket in the oven and cook for about an hour 15 minutes per pound until the brisket reaches an internal temperature of 185° in its thickest part. Once the brisket reaches 185° open the foil up and bake the brisket for another 45 minutes to an hour until the internal temperature is 200°. Lastly, take out the brisket and sent it on a large cutting board and create a tent for the brisket using foil and let rest for about 30 minutes.
Serving and Storing Your Brisket
Make sure to cut the brisket against the grain. The perfect serving size is around 1 1/2 pounds of brisket per person. If you have leftover brisket make sure you cover it using parchment paper and foil before putting the brisket in the refrigerator. The brisket will be good for about 3-5 days.
Reheating Your Brisket
Start by preheating your oven to 350°. As your oven is preheating wrap up each individual slice of brisket in foil. Once the oven is preheated put the slices of brisket on a baking sheet in the oven for 15-20 minutes.