BBQ beef brisket

BBQ beef brisket

Serves: 6 | Preparation Time: 10-15mins | Cooking time: 8hr 15mins


  • 1.5 – 2 kg Farm88 yearling beef brisket
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or a neutral oil like vegetable, canola)

Dry Rub:

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

BBQ sauce marinade:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 120°C.
  2. Mix dry rub ingredients together and rub over both sides of the brisket. (If you have the time, cover, and refrigerate for 30mins -24hrs).
  3. In the cooking dish you will be using to cook the brisket, add BBQ sauce marinade ingredients and mix together.
  4. Add the brisket to the dish and spoon the BBQ sauce over the brisket, ensuring all sides are covered. Place a double layer of foil on top and place in the oven. Cook for 8 hours (with the foil on).
  5. When ready, remove from oven. Collect the sauce from the dish into a saucepan and set aside.
  6. Place the brisket back in the oven for another 10-15 to caramelise the top of the brisket. In the meantime, simmer the sauce over medium heat until it thickens into a BBQ sauce consistency.
  7. To serve, slice thinly across the grain and serve with the BBQ sauce. Or serve on some fresh rolls with coleslaw for a yummy meal. Enjoy!
Results may vary.