• Brisket Brine Recipe
 
  • Brisket Brine Recipe
 

BrisketBrine Recipe

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time7 hrs
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodMesquite

Low and slow makes for brisket perfection. This beef brisket is brined, seasoned generously with Traeger Beef Rub, and cooked over mesquite for a smoked meat sure to elevate your BBQ game.

Ingredients

Brined Brisket:

  • 1 (5-7 lbs.) Brisket

Brine::

  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 quarts Water, Boiling
  • 6 cups Ice

Brined Brisket:

  • 1 (5-7 lbs.) Brisket

Brine::

  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 quarts Water, Boiling
  • 6 cups Ice

Preparation

Dissolve salt, and sugar in water. Add ice then let it cool. Place the brisket in the brine and cover, leave it brine in the refrigerator overnight.

When ready to cook, remove the brisket from the brine and pat it dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle evenly with Traeger Beef Rub.

Start the Traeger grill on smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 225F and preheat, lid closed (10 to 15 minutes).

Place the brisket on the Traeger, fat cap down and smoke for 3 hours. After 3 hours, double wrap the brisket in foil and turn the temperature up to 275F. Cook meat until internal temperature reaches 203F (3-4 hours).

Unwrap the brisket and place it unwrapped on the grill for 30 more minutes. Next, remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest for 15 minutes before carving.

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time7 hrs
  • Serves4 - 6
  • HardwoodMesquite