Cook Brisket Like a Pro
We give a thumbs-up to Fiesta Brisket, which blends Tex-Mex flavors with the Lone Star State’s most popular beef cut. Sauce the meat, grab an icy longneck, and you’re good to go.
No, you don’t need to be from the Lone Star State to cook brisket in the best Texas tradition. Here’s proof: Floridian Elisa Tacher sent us her recipe for Texas-style brisket, and we loved it. Test Kitchen Professional Norman King tried it out on a gas grill and an oven. Both methods are shown here. But no matter how you cook it, you’ll get credit for delicious brisket―deep in the heart of…your own dining room.
Trim excess fat, leaving only about 1/8 inch on the meat.
Place brisket in a zip-top plastic bag and pour chile mixture over meat. Rub chile mixture into brisket.
Grill Fiesta Brisket until a meat thermometer registers 195°. Tip: When buying brisket look for some fat (also called marbling) throughout the meat, which helps make it moist and tender.