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Baked beef brisket sliced across the grain
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How to Cook Beef Brisket in the Oven

Beef brisket is the perfect winter comfort food after a long day. Nothing fills the belly better than tender, melt in your mouth oven baked beef brisket.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef Brisket, How to Cook Beef Brisket in the Oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Ali Randall


  • 3 pounds beef brisket
  • 16 ounces beef broth
  • Carrots and potatoes, optional
  • Dry Rub


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degree. Season the brisket with the dry rub. In a large baking dish place the beef brisket fat side up. Pour the broth over the brisket. Cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake for four hours.
  • Remove the brisket from the oven and remove the top layer of fat. Let the brisket rest for a few minutes then slice the cooked brisket against the grain or shred into pieces and return it to the pan.
  • Add carrots and potatoes at this time and recover the pan with the aluminum foil and return to the oven for another hour.
  • Alternatively, serve with mashed potatoes.


This recipe was originally published February 6, 2016. It was updated November 2019.