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Sliced juicy brisket on a wooden cutting board.

BBQ Beef Brisket

Flavorful BBQ Beef Brisket cooked low and slow on the stove top for two hours. The flat cut brisket is rubbed with spices then pan seared. Then cooked in a barbecue wine sauce in a cast iron skillet, and ready in about 2 hours time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 468kcal
Author Katie


  • Cast Iron Pot


  • 2 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar packed firm
  • 1.5 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 lbs Flat Cut Beef Brisket
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • ¾ cup Barbecue Sauce
  • ½ cup Dry Red Wine
  • ½ cup Water


  • Mix the chili powder, brown sugar, and garlic powder in a bowl. Press onto the flat cut beef brisket until it’s fully covered and powdered mixture is used.
  • Pour the canola oil into a large 5 quart cast iron pot. Set the heat to medium. Place the brisket flat side up. Brown on each side for 5 minutes.
  • While the brisket is browning, mix the barbecue sauce and red wine. Pour the sauce around the beef. Then pour in the water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover the cast iron pot with a lid, and simmer for 1-½ to 2-½ hours.
  • Check the brisket occasionally. Once cooked through (internal temperature should read between 185-195 degrees Fareneheit), remove brisket from pot and set to the side.
  • Skim fat from cooking liquid. Bring liquid to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes until liquid reduces to one cup.
  • Before serving, trim the fat from the brisket. Carve the meat across the grain into thin slices and serve with sauce or dip each slice in sauce before serving.


  • Whenever you cook meat you always want it to rest for a few minutes before carving.
  • Once you remove the meat from the pot and let it rest the temperature will continue to increase. This is key to not overcooking your meat. Keep that in consideration for resting time.
  • Always check with a meat thermometer.


Serving: 0.5c | Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 5mg