The unofficial start of summer is the perfect time to break out your grill and get cooking, but the truth is, you may find me on a crisp Autumn evening toughing it out in the cold in the interest of a fantastic meal. Our Grilled Honey BBQ Brisket makes for a great dinner. Serve with southern cornbread and grilled veggies like mushrooms and zucchini.
Amazing BBQ Brisket comes from using fantastic BBQ sauce.
The secret is in the sauce. Anything you make with your own two hands will be far better and better than what you buy in the store. The problem with many of the readily available BBQ sauces in the grocery store is that many are made with corn syrup. It would be best to search every label for the ingredients declaration to rule corn syrup out.
Our homemade Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe is made with our very own Eastern Shore Honey; this BBQ sauce is sweet, thick, and rich and lends itself well to the grill’s heat- the sugar in the honey will caramelize and be oh-so-flavorful.
The cooking time for your brisket varies based on the weight and grill temperature.
Since this takes a while, start around lunchtime to prepare dinner. Unless you are THE GRILL MEISTER, you should use a gas grill for this recipe, as you will want more control over the temperature than a charcoal grill.
How to Make BBQ Brisket
Step one: Make the Honey BBQ Sauce
Follow the step-by-step instructions in this easy and delicious BBQ Sauce recipe.
Step two: Prepare the Brisket.
Rinse the brisket and then pat dry with paper towels. Place the brisket into a large baking dish and cover it with the Honey BBQ sauce. Cover dish and place in the refrigerator for three to four hours. Remove brisket from the refrigerator and allow it to stand at room temperature for one hour. While waiting, prepare your grill by placing a drip pan under one side of the cooking surface. Heat the burners on the opposite side to 250 degrees.
Step Three: Grill and serve the Brisket
Place the brisket on the grill above the drip pan. Baste with any remaining BBQ sauce. Allow the meat to cook for around five hours (or until it reaches an internal temperature of 195 degrees), flipping at the three-hour mark. When the brisket is finished on the grill, carefully remove it from the heat and wrap it in aluminum foil. Let rest for 20 minutes. Slice brisket thinly against the grain and serve.
To properly cook the meat, you will be cooking on the “indirect” side of the grill-the side opposite of the burners you use; this allows the brisket to cook slowly and remain juicy instead of being charred by a direct flame. You could also use a smokebox and wet hickory chips in your grill to impart a smokiness to the brisket; this isn’t required, though, and the meat will be delicious with or without it.
Adapting our Brisket Recipe:
A recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Let your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Have fun! Here are some ideas:
I enjoy making a variety of sauces to marinate meats before grilling. I’ve experimented with Blueberry BBQ Sauce, Blueberry Ketchup, honey lemon vinaigrette, and marinates that bring out the best in beef.
- Try any of the alternatives above in this same BBQ Brisket recipe
- Add some spice to the BBQ Sauce by mixing in sliced jalapenos or adding fresh ground horseradish root
- Separately marinate some vegetables in the Honey BBQ sauce, lightly grill, and serve with the beef
Honey BBQ Brisket
- 1 beef brisket 4 to 5 pounds, trimmed of fat
- 2 c Honey BBQ Sauce Make the full recipe and use the whole recipe (about 2 cups)
- Rinse the brisket and then pat dry with paper towels.
- Place the brisket into a large baking dish and cover with the Honey BBQ sauce. Cover dish and place in refrigerator for three to four hours.
- Remove brisket from refrigerator and allow to stand at room temperature for one hour. While you are waiting, prepare your grill by placing a drip pan under one side of the cooking surface. Heat the burners on the opposite side to 250 degrees.
- Place the brisket on the grill, above the drip pan. Baste with any remaining BBQ sauce.
- Allow the meat to cook for around five hours (or until it reaches an internal temperature of 195 degrees), flipping at the three hour mark.
- When the brisket is finished on the grill, carefully remove it from the heat and wrap in aluminum foil. Let rest for 20 minutes.
- Slice brisket thinly against the grain and serve.
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This Brisket is amazing. I have made this sauce and preparation quite a few times!
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