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Slow Cooked BBQ Beef Brisket

A slow cooked beef brisket that will guarantee fall-apart-tender meat marinaded in a smokey BBQ sauce.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs 30 mins
Marinade time 3 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 1.8 kg Beef brisket
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • 5 Garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle paste
  • 6 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 400 ml Beef stock
  • 300 ml Red wine
  • 250 ml Passata
  • 200 ml Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp Ground coriander


  • In a large deep dish, heat the oil. Add the diced onion and fry for 5 minutes. Then stir in the cumin, coriander and garlic slices, chipotle paste and dark brown sugar. Season with salt and pepper, and cook out the spices.
  • Remove from the heat and place in a blender and pulse it until smooth.
  • Rub this marinade over the beef brisket in the large deep dish. Marinade for at least 3 hours.
  • Heat the oven to 120°C fan / 140°C.
  • Pour the beef stock, orange juice, passata and red wine in a large jug.
  • Pour the mixture into the dish with the marinaded beef brisket. Cover with a lid and slow cook for 5 hours. Turn the meat halfway through.
  • Once the brisket is cooked. Place the brisket in a roasting tin. Move the pan to the hob and reduce down to a thick BBQ sauce.
  • Finish the brisket by pouring over the BBQ sauce and grilling for 5 minutes. You will have excess sauce so you don't need to pour all of it over. Serve with fresh baked bread or wraps with avocado, green salad and remaining BBQ sauce.
Keyword bbq, beef, brisket