Oven Smoked Brisket

Yield: 10-12 Generous Servings, Plus Leftovers

1 Large Beef Brisket (10-12 lbs.)

1 Cup Maple Bourbon Whole Grain Mustard

¼ Cup Alderwood Smoked Salt

2 Teaspoons Cracked Pepper

1 ½ Cup Water

½ Cup Bourbon

2 Tablespoons Seville Orange Peel

2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste

1 Tablespoon Texas Roadhouse Seasoning

For a lot of cooks, smoking large cuts of meat has become something of an art form. Many of us, however, have neither the time to tend to the process nor the inclination to do so. And yet, we want to be able to create the same flavorful dishes right in the kitchen. This recipe will do just that: with very little effort, you will be able serve a brisket that will rival that of even the most ardent ‘smokers.’


Trim excess fat from brisket. Combine mustard, smoked salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub liberally on both sides of meat. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.


Preheat oven to 40o degrees. Place brisket in a large roasting pan on middle rack in oven and roast for 40 minutes. This will begin to develop the ‘bark’ that your guests will rave about.


Meanwhile, combine water, bourbon, orange powder, tomato paste, and spice blend in a small saucepan placed over medium heat. Heat through, stirring to combine ingredients and dissolve the orange powder and spice blend. Pour into bottom of roasting pan.


Reduce oven temperature to 275 degrees. Roast brisket for another 5-6 hours (40 minutes per pound) until it is fork-tender. If necessary, add water to pan periodically throughout the day to ensure that the meat does not become dry. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 20 minutes before serving.


Serve with a dish of the pan juices on the side.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Alderwood Smoked
Sea Salt
Slowly smoked over Alaskan
Alderwood, this finishing salt
adds an exquisite, smoky touch to grilled meats, vegetables, potatoes, salad - and even desserts. Simply sprinkle a little on top before serving.
Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen
Central Texas is famous
for its roadhouses, where
the specialty is hearty meats, seasoned with spice rubs and smoked for hours. The flavors are savory and sweet at the same time. And always distinctly Texan! Our Roadhouse blend is a tribute to that tradition. It's great on ribs and briskets. Potatoes and corn, too!
Texas Roadhouse Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Vermont Maple
Made by boiling pure maple
syrup until only granules
remain, our Vermont Maple Sugar is a must-have for every Home Chef. It's great in sweet AND savory recipes alike. Just let your adventurous culinary spirit be your guide! 
Vermont Maple Sugar from MorningStar Kitchen
Orange Peel
Used by Scandinavian
chefs as a seasoning for
game & poultry dishes, sauces, wines  liqueurs, our Seville Orange Peel is a must-have for any adventurous Home Chef. Use as the Scandinavians do, and add it to breads, cakes, cookies, too. 
Seville Orange Peel from MorningStar Kitchen
No Home Chef's kitchen is
complete without Tellicherry
peppercorns, which are considered the finest pepper in the world. Left on the vine longer than other black peppercorns, these berries are given time to develop their complex, robust flavor to develop more fully.
Tellicherry Peppercorn from MorningStar Kitchen
French Grey
Sea Salt
With its artisanal, Old
World appeal, French Grey
sea salt is a favorite of professional chefs. Hand harvested from mineral-rich salt beds, we believe this one is the perfect salt for accomplished Home Chefs as well.
French Grey Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen