Barbecue Brisket

From Patricia


1 small onion, chopped, or two shallots, chopped

1 brisket 3½ – 4 pounds

1 clove garlic, minced

A little vegetable oil (I use grapeseed or olive)

½ cup chicken broth

1 8-oz. can tomato sauce or a cup of your own tomato sauce

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

¼ teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika

½ teaspoon English dry mustard (Colman’s)

¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup Heinz ketchup or Heinz Chili Sauce

¼ cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Chopped parsley (optional)


Rub the meat with garlic, and brown it in a small amount of vegetable oil. Remove the meat from the pan, and sauté the onion. Put the meat back in the pan on top of the onion, and pour in ¼ cup of chicken broth. Cover the pan, and simmer on very low heat for 1 hour.


Combine tomato sauce, sugar, paprika, mustard, lemon juice, ketchup or chili sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and the last ¼ cup of chicken broth in a jar and shake together. Pour this over the meat, and continue simmering for 1-½ hours more.


Remove the meat from the pan, and let it rest on a board so you can carve it, slicing thin on the diagonal. If the sauce is too thin, cook it down to BBQ sauce consistency.


Arrange meat slices on a platter, pour about ¼ of the sauce on the meat, and optionally sprinkle with chopped parsley. Put the rest of the sauce in a bowl to serve separately.