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How to Cook Brisket in the Oven

Oven-baked brisket is just as juicy and tender as slow-cooker or smoked brisket. Try this simple recipe with your favorite barbecue rub for a delicious summer dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Baked BBQ Brisket
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 6-7 pound Beef Brisket
  • 1/4 cup barbecue rub I made my own rub
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet peppers


  • Preheat the oven to 275 F.
  • Make sure that the meat is nice and clean , then pat dry it.
  • Do NOT remove all of ( if any) of the fat from the brisket.
  • Drizzle 2 tbsp of olive oil all over the brisket, and rub the oil all over the brisket.
  • Liberally sprinkle the barbecue rub all over the brisket, and massage it in.
  • Place all of the onions and peppers into a heavy roaster pan or dutch oven ( I used my dutch oven).
  • Next combine the beef broth and the liquid smoke , then pour it into the roaster or dutch oven.
  • Place the brisket on top of the onions and peppers( fatty part facing up), and then cover the roaster pan or dutch oven.
  • Let the brisket cook for 6 hours.
  • Remove the brisket from the oven, and uncover it, and place the brisket back into the oven, uncovered, for another 1 to 1 & 1/2 hours.
  • Remove the brisket from the oven, and let the meat rest for 20 minutes before cutting into it.
  • Enjoy!