What Temp To Cook Beef Brisket In Oven

Texas-Style Brisket in the Oven

I reluctantly reject the notion that this Oven Baked Beef Brisket is a Texas-style brisket. I am aware that authentic barbecue brisket is prepared slowly over low heat in a smoker. and I am aware that in some regions of the nation, especially in Texas, the idea of cooking Texas brisket in an oven is sacrilegious. however, I’ve ended up here since I don’t live in Texas and I don’t have a smoker.

What Temp To Cook Beef Brisket In Oven

How Long to Cook a Smaller Beef Brisket

If the piece of meat is small, about 3 pounds, you should continue cooking it in a covered roasting pan for the original 3 hours without adding any sauce. After adding the sauce, bake it in the covered pan for another 60 minutes or so, checking to see if it has become tender. You might also want to reduce the cooking time for the last 30 minutes by roughly 10 minutes. When the brisket is fork-tender and has a lovely crust, the recipe is complete!

Refrain from giving in to the urge to increase the temperature. Only low and slow cooking will make brisket, a tough cut of meat with a lot of collagen (connective tissues), fall-apart tender. The brisket can be cooked for longer at a lower temperature, but it will probably become tough if you cook it over 300 degrees. To keep the moisture in during cooking, make sure the pan is tightly sealed. This is required during both the first cooking phase (without the sauce) and the second baking phase (with the sauce).

What to Serve with Texas Brisket

A variety of sides are frequently served with Texas brisket, including mac and cheese, potato salad, pinto beans, sweet potato spoonbread or other sweet potatoes, okra, stewed greens, and pickled vegetables. Mandy’s mother found it amusing that when my husband went to visit her family in Texas, he ordered his brisket with French fries. Apparently she actually laughed. Poor little Yankee.

Although it’s not traditional, I served this oven-baked beef brisket with cucumber, avocado, and tomato salad and Caesar dressing. I’m also thinking Crispy Sauteed Potatoes would be perfect.

What Temp To Cook Beef Brisket In Oven

Additionally, this Oven Baked Beef Brisket can be turned into a sandwich. Here, it’s heaped atop a brioche bun (which, probably, would also make Mandy’s mother chuckle). Furthermore, she would undoubtedly go crazy when she saw the Roasted Pepper Couscous Salad, Feta, Artichoke, and Avocado Salad in addition to the Tomato, Avocado, and Cucumber Salad.

What Temp To Cook Beef Brisket In Oven