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Easy Smoked Brisket Recipe

Take your meat to the next level with this EASY Smoked Brisket recipe. Step-by-step instructions and 6 simple ingredients make this slow smoking brisket recipe perfect for your next meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 hrs
Total Time15 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brisket, easy dinner, smoked brisket, smoker cooker
Servings: 10
Calories: 924kcal


  • smoker
  • paper towels
  • meat thermometer
  • Aluminum Foil


  • 12 pounds brisket


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup coarse Kosher salt
  • cup paprika
  • cup chili powder
  • ¼ cup black pepper


  • Preheat smoker to 250 degrees F.
  • Remove brisket from packaging and use a paper towel to pat dry.
  • Combine rub ingredients and generously apply to outside of the entire brisket.
  • Put brisket in the smoker, fat side up, and smoke for 8-10 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.
  • Once brisket reaches 180 degrees F, wrap brisket entirely in aluminum foil and continue smoking for 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches between 190-205 degrees F.
  • Let brisket rest in aluminum foil for 1 hour in a cooler.
  • Remove from cooler, slice and serve.



If you end up with leftover brisket (you’re so lucky!), you can easily reheat it in an oven. 
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place brisket in a baking pan and cover with foil.
  • Warm brisket until it reaches 140 degrees (it could take up to an hour).


Calories: 924kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 115g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 337mg | Sodium: 4336mg | Potassium: 2055mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2526IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 13mg