Oven BBQ Brisket

Oven BBQ Brisket

1 large beef brisket (2-3 pounds)

kosher salt and pepper

lots of foil

1 bottle (or homemade recipe) of your favorite BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Trim most of the fat layer off of the brisket. Leave a few thin-ish patches on. 

Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Lay the brisket, fat up, on 3 layers of foil, with enough extra to wrap completely around the brisket. Slather the top with BBQ sauce, making sure it is well-covered (this usually uses about half the bottle for me. We like KC Masterpiece Original)

Fold the foil over, and double-crimp the edges. Lay the whole foil packet on a baking sheet, and bake for 6-8 hours. Remove from the oven and let rest 1 whole hour. This step is critical!!!

After the hour rest, unwrap. Save the juices/sauce. Slice the brisket against the grain, and serve with extra sauce poured over.