Recipe courtesy of James M White and Annetta White

Broken Spoke BBQ Brisket

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 8 hr
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 (8 to 10-pound) beef brisket

Salt and ground black pepper

BBQ Sauce, recipe follows

BBQ Sauce:

1 (12-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon liquid smoke, optional

1/4 cup brown sugar or honey


Onion powder, or 1/4 small onion, minced

Garlic powder, or 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Preheat a smoker according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Season brisket with salt and pepper on both sides. Place brisket, fat side up, in the smoker, with the largest end towards the fire box. Do not place meat any closer than 3 feet from the fire. Smoke for 8 hours. Remove brisket to a platter and brush with BBQ sauce. Carve or pull meat as desired.

BBQ Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine and then simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.