Texas Oven-Roasted Beef Brisket

Oven Roasted Texas Brisket is the easiest recipe for fork-tender brisket with Texas-style seasoning. Smoker, Slow Cooker and Barbecue instructions included!

Our tender roast Beef Brisket with Caramelized Onions is the perfect Main Dish for holidays, potlucks, or family dinners. Give classic brisket a Texas-style makeover with easy recipe!

Texas Oven-Roasted Beef Brisket, sliced on cutting board


Craving BBQ Texas Brisket but don’t have a fancy smoker? Not a problem with this easy recipe for Oven Roasted Texas Brisket! All you need is a good dry rub, some beef broth, a trimmed brisket, and about 4 hours to get a perfectly cooked Texas Brisket. No fussing with wood chips and or smoker temperature, this is a great recipe whether it’s your first time or fiftieth time cooking brisket.

Once you learn how to cook a brisket in the oven, you can make tender BBQ Brisket the next time a craving strikes. This Texas Oven Brisket recipe is baked in about half the time as smoking or barbecuing, but is just as flavorful and juicy. Slow roasting lets all the smoky, Texas-style seasonings soak in and makes the brisket melt-in-your-mouth fork tender.

If you have the equipment and want a traditional Smoked Texan Brisket, we’ve got you covered later in this post. You can also cook this Texas Brisket in the slow cooker! Slow Cooked Brisket is an easy way to get tender beef brisket without heating up your kitchen or your backyard. However you make it, this is a go-to recipe for the best brisket!

This Texas Oven Brisket recipe is easy and quick to get ready for the oven, with no wet brine or marinating overnight needed! The homemade dry rub for this Texas Oven Brisket gives tons of flavor and a crisp crust while keeping the meat inside tender and juicy during slow roasting. 


You can enjoy Texas Brisket with your favorite barbecue sides like Mac and Cheese and Baked Beans. Serve brisket instead of Pot Roast for a comfort food dinner with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans. Beef Brisket is even better the next day as sandwiches slathered with BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw.

Tips for Texas Brisket

  • Marinate beef brisket overnight if you have the time. It will make the beef even more flavorful and tender.
  • Trim the brisket while it’s cold, straight from the refrigerator. You want to trim the fat cap back until all the hard fat is gone except for about 1/4 inch.
  • Bring the beef to room temperature for about an hour before you roast. This will allow the meat to reach the internal temperature evenly.

Oven Texas Brisket coated in rub


  • Spices: Other seasonings to add to your dry rub are smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, white pepper, brown sugar, or dried thyme. 
  • BBQ Sauce: Braise your brisket every 15-20 minutes in the last hour of cooking with your favorite BBQ sauce, like this easy Homemade BBQ Sauce. Serve with more barbecue sauce on the side!

Smoked Texan Brisket 

  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F with hardwood, like hickory or mesquite, smoke and indirect heat.
  • Season beef brisket and place with the thicker side closest to the heat source, fat side down, on grill.
  • Smoke brisket until reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-4 hours, or about 45 minutes per pound.
  • Remove brisket and wrap in butcher paper or aluminum foil.
  • Return to smoker and smoke an additional 2-3 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 205 degrees.
  • Unwrap butcher paper (or foil) and rest brisket uncovered at least 30 minutes before you slice and serve.

Oven Texas Brisket raw brisket with rub ingredients

Texas Brisket on the Barbecue

  • Preheat grill to low heat on one side leaving half the grill unheated.
  • Season trimmed brisket and sear in a skillet in oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. 
  • Place brisket fat side up in a heavy duty disposable roasting pan.
  • Pour beef broth into pan and cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  • Place pan on grill over indirect heat and close barbecue lid.
  • Cook for about 3-4 hours on the grill, until internal temperature reaches 205 degrees.
  • Remove from grill and pan, tent with foil and rest for about 20 minutes. Slice against the grain.

Slow Cooked Beef Brisket

  • Trim and season beef brisket.
  • Place fat side up in a large slow cooker.
  • Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove from crockpot and broil for 1 minute to get crust.
  • Rest for at least 30 minutes before you slice brisket.



  • Serve: Rest brisket for at least 10 minutes before slicing against the grain to serve. Keep Texas Oven Brisket at room temperature for up to 2 hours.
  • Store: Store Texas Brisket in an airtight container or heavy duty storage bag and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Serve leftovers cold or reheat on low in the oven so it doesn’t dry out.
  • Freeze: Once cooled, slice Oven RoastedTexas Brisket and freeze in a sealed container for up to 3 months. To keep from sticking, freeze slices in a single layer on baking sheet for one hour before placing in container. To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat in oven on low heat.

Texas Oven-Roasted Beef Brisket in baking pan

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Texas Oven Brisket

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Texas Oven Brisket
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 302 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 pounds trimmed beef brisket
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • 1 bay leaf crushed
  • 2 cups beef broth


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine chili powder, Kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, sugar, mustard powder and the crushed bay leaf in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Rub brisket on all sides with the seasoning mixture, then place in a large baking dish.
  4. Pour the beef broth into the baking dish.
  5. Cover the baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and cook in the oven for 4 hours.

  6. Remove brisket from oven, remove foil carefully to release steam, then let sit 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Texas Oven Brisket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 1745mg76%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 474IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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