This hunk of brisket is seared, slow cooked and then roasted in the oven and then smothered in a smoky BBQ sauce.

It starts with a simple homemade BBQ spice rub put together with pantry ingredients.

Brisket is one of my fave cuts of meat to cook as it can be slow cooked or roasted for a long period to get it’s melt in the mouth texture. In this recipe, I do both, slow cook it for tenderness and roast it for it’s outer texture. The results are delicious!

You can serve this with caramelized Onions on mashed potato or on buns!

BBB Brisket


BBQ Spice Rub

  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp dehydrated Onion
  • 1 tbsp brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tsps BBQ Spice rub
  • 2 lbs Brisket you can go up to 4 lbs for this recipe
  • 1 cup sliced Onions


  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Franks Red Hot sauce
  • 2 tbsps Mustard
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp dehydrated Onion
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 tbsps Apple Cider
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Trim off excess fat from the brisket and add the 2 tsps of spice rub
  • Sear this on all sides
  • In a slow cooker add all the sauce ingredients and mix
  • Add the brisket and slow cook for 8 hours
  • After the cook time, store the meat and the sauce in the fridge overnight so the fat can solidify
  • The next day scrape off the fat and add the brisket to a roasting pan with the onions and cook in a 350 degree oven for 2 hrs
  • Add the sauce to a sauce pan and cook on low till it thickens
  • Taste and add sugar to balance the salt after the sauce thickens
  • Once the brisket is out of the oven, brush the bbq sauce on the surface
  • Serve with mashed potato and the caramelized onions