We have talked before about how to prepare a brisket in a smoker. But what if you don’t have a smoker? No problem! You can bake a brisket in the oven! The cooking process is quite similar to smoking. Please remember that brisket is naturally tough and needs to be cooked at a low temperature for hours to create that delicious, tender meat we all love!
Follow the steps below to create oven-baked brisket!
Step 1: Coat the meat with seasoning; on the top, bottom, sides, and every nook and cranny. (May we recommend our small batch, homemade brisket rub?) Wrap that baby tightly in foil, place in a pan (in case it leaks), and put it in the fridge overnight or for at least 12 hours.
Step 2: Pull the brisket out an hour or two before you are ready to cook it, and let it rest and get to room temperature.
Step 3: Preheat your oven to 300F. (Yes, a higher temp than if we were smoking it.)
Step 4: Find your roasting pan and place the rack inside. Lay several sheets of foil on the rack (large enough to cover the meat) and lay your brisket fat side up on the foil. Pull the foil sheets together to wholly but loosely cover the brisket.
Step 5: Pop in the oven and cook for 1.5 hours per pound until your meat thermometer reads 185F in the thickest part of the brisket.
Step 6: Open the foil and cook until the internal temperature reaches 200F. Pull the brisket out of the oven and let rest for 30 minutes before slicing.