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Here’s an awesome Texas-style grilling recipe with a Texan theme brought to you by Cherokee Creek RV Resort, the best RV Resort in Texas!

Texan BBQ Brisket



  1. Trim the brisket: Trim any excess fat from the brisket, leaving a thin layer to keep it moist during cooking. This will help the flavors penetrate the meat better.
  2. Prepare the rub: In a bowl, mix together paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, black pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper. This is your Texan-style rub.
  3. Rub the brisket: Generously coat the brisket with the rub, making sure to cover all sides evenly. Press the rub into the meat to create a flavorful crust.
  4. Marinate the brisket: Wrap the seasoned brisket in plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight. This allows the flavors to meld into the meat, making it even more delicious.
  5. Preheat the grill: Prepare your grill for indirect heat cooking. For charcoal grills, set up a two-zone fire by placing hot coals on one side and leaving the other side empty. For gas grills, turn on one side to high heat and leave the other side off.
  6. Bring the brisket to room temperature: Remove the brisket from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling.
  7. Start grilling: Place the brisket on the cool side of the grill, away from direct heat. Close the lid and allow it to cook slowly for several hours. Texas-style BBQ brisket is traditionally cooked low and slow to ensure tenderness and flavor.
  8. Maintain the temperature: Aim to keep the grill temperature around 225-250°F (107-121°C). You may need to add some charcoal or adjust the gas settings throughout the cooking process to maintain a consistent temperature.
  9. Baste the brisket: Every 45 minutes to an hour, baste the brisket with beef broth or water to keep it moist and add more flavor.
  10. Check for doneness: After about 6-8 hours of cooking, check the internal temperature of the brisket using a meat thermometer. The ideal temperature for tender brisket is around 195-205°F (90-96°C).
  11. Rest the brisket: Once the brisket reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the grill and wrap it tightly in foil. Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more succulent brisket.
  12. Slice and serve: Unwrap the brisket and slice it against the grain into thin slices. Serve with Texas-style BBQ sauce on the side and some classic Texan sides like coleslaw, baked beans, and cornbread.

Enjoy your delicious Texan-themed BBQ brisket, a true taste of Texas!

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