Great Tasting Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe

This is a super easy smoked beef brisket recipe. All you'll need is a smoker, a brisket, and some salt and black pepper. The simplicity of this recipe lets the true flavor of the brisket shine through.

Many smoked brisket recipes call for a list of ingredients as long as your left thumb, but sometimes a simple approach can be really satisfying. With this recipe all you taste is the lightly seasoned brisket, kissed with a bit of great smoky flavor.

Smoked Beef Brisket Recipe and Instructions


  • One whole brisket, fat trimmed to 1/4 inch
  • One tablespoon salt
  • Two teaspoons black pepper
  • Oak or apple wood chips for smoking

Season the whole brisket with salt and pepper, then allow it to rest at room temperature for an hour or so as you get your smoker ready. Brisket (beef in general, for that matter) cooks better if it's not stone cold, straight from the refrigerator. When warmed up a bit it cooks quicker and more evenly.

This smoked beef brisket recipe is cooked fat side up, at 225-240 degrees for approximately one hour per pound (untrimmed weight). When the internal temperature reaches 180-185, remove it from the smoker and wrap it in foil. Let it rest for one hour, then slice and serve and savor the beefy flavor!