So let’s be honest...I’ve been in Texas now for the past few days, and what is it that I’m constantly surrounded by??? Any guesses??? ☺️
🐄❤️ BEEF!!! ❤️🐄 lol
With that said, before the lights are out for tonight, here is my 🍖🍊 Smoked Brisket with Citrus Marinade 🍊🍖
-⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
-⅓ cup olive oil
-1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
-6 cloves garlic, minced
juice of 4 limes
juice of 1 lemon
-2 tablespoons cumin
-1 tablespoon black peppercorns
-1 tablespoon dried oregano
-1 teaspoon salt
-3 tablespoons black pepper
-3 tablespoons cumin
-3 tablespoons paprika
-1 tablespoon salt
-8 pound Grass Fed Brisket, fat cap on
Wash your brisket under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine all of your marinade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
Place your brisket in a large resealable ziploc bag or container you can get as much air out as possible.
Pour your marinade over your brisket, remove as much air as possible, seal the bag and refrigerate for 24 hours.
An hour before you plan to start smoking, remove it from the refrigerator, remove it from the marinade and pat dry.
Mix your rub ingredients together in a small bowl and rub your brisket with as much rub as desired. Ensure before you rub the fat side you score it like a checkerboard to ensure your rub gets to the meat.
Preheat your smoker and keep the temperature as close to 225 degrees as possible.
Once your smoker is preheated, place your brisket fat side up on the smoker and close the lid. DO NOT OPEN IT FOR ANOTHER 6 hours at least. Everytime you open the lid you add 60 minutes to your cook time and there is no need since we marinated it to stay moist.
I recommend using a meat thermometer that gets left in and you do not open your lid until you take the brisket off when it reaches 185 degrees.
Follow steps 1-6 above but instead preheat your oven to 275 degrees.
Once your brisket is ready, place it in a large roasting pan, fat side up and cover with aluminum foil.
Place in your oven and cook for 1 hour per pound or until a thermometer reaches 185 degrees.