Prime Time Brisket
This week our beloved Buccaneers get to take center stage on Saturday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys. This is America’s team so to speak so we will take a chapter out of the heart of Texas and do it right with some Texas Style Brisket.
This brisket follows the tradition of Texas and its slow cooking makes it fall apart and perfect for a night game. So come the tailgate and check out my “Prime Time” Brisket because Neon Deion would be proud!
• 10-12 lb brisket
• Primetime Rub (recipe follows)
• Spray bottle with apple juice for misting
Prime Time Rub:
• 2 tablespoons sea salt
• 2 tablespoons chili powder
• 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
• 1 tablespoon cumin
• 1 tablespoon garlic powder
• 1 tablespoon dried oregano
• 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon coriander
• 1 teaspoon dry mustard
• 1 teaspoon five spice
• 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
Mix together all the dry rub ingredients in a bowl. Next, rub the entire brisket, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 4 hours. Prepare the smoker for indirect heat at 225 degrees. .
Pull the brisket out of the fridge and place on your smoker. Smoke the brisket for 4-5 hours misting with apple juice every hour. After 5 hours wrap the brisket in aluminum foil and continue to smoke for another 5 hours or a little longer if you like it to fall apart even more.
After a total of around 10-12 hours pull off the smoker and slice. Try it just by itself or on some Texas toast but don’t add any sauce as Texas style brisket is a dry brisket.
*This recipe yields 6-8servings. Make sure you increase all amounts equally when tailgating with more friends.
“Tailgate with attitude.”