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Easy 3-ingredient Beef Brisket! Here’s how to cook beef brisket in oven, slathered in a mixture of BBQ sauce and soy sauce. Just wrap in foil, and bake until falling apart tender. This beef brisket is simple and delicious.

Updated June 14, 2021

Elise Bauer

Looking for an easy way to prepare beef brisket and still impress your friends? This is it! Bake the brisket in the oven. What’s crazy is how good it is given how ridiculously easy it is to make.

Video: How to Make Easy Beef Brisket

How to Cook Brisket in the Oven

There really is no easier way to prepare a beef brisket than this oven-baked version. With just a handful of ingredients including the beef brisket, an oven, and few hours, you have amazing brisket that took very little effort.

  1. Mix together some barbecue sauce, soy sauce, and water
  2. Slather the beef brisket with the sauce
  3. Wrap the beef brisket in aluminum foil
  4. Bake brisket in oven for several hours, until it’s falling apart tender

Many thanks to Karen Matthys for this great recipe!

Elise Bauer

Slice Across the Grain

When the brisket is done, you’ll want to let it rest for 30 minutes before slicing to serve. You’ll want to make slices across the grain of the meat to break up the muscle fibers and make it even easier to eat.

What to Serve With Beef Brisket

Round out your meal of beef brisket with a few vegetable sides like Roasted Baby Carrots or Roast Potatoes and Asparagus. Serve with baked potatoes, cooked rice, or buttered noodles for a starch.

Storing and Freezing Brisket

Leftover brisket will keep refrigerated for up to a week. Brisket also freezes well for up to three months.

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  • 3 to 4 pounds beef brisket

  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.

  2. Make the sauce:

    In a bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, soy sauce, and water.

  3. Roast the brisket in the oven (2 methods):

    Foil method: Place a large piece of aluminum foil in a roasting pan. Add the brisket and spread the BBQ sauce mixture generously over meat. Wrap the brisket in the aluminum foil so it’s well sealed, like a package.

    Bake for 3 hours for a 3 pound roast and 1 more hour for every additional pound of meat.

    Oven roasting bag method: Place the barbecue sauce and the brisket in an oven roasting bag. Sprinkle a teaspoon of flour into the bag. Poke a couple small holes in the bag. Place the bag in a roasting pan. You may find that the cooking time is faster with this method, or you can reduce the oven temperature to 275°F.

    Elise Bauer
    Elise Bauer
  4. Let the brisket rest:

    Remove from oven and let rest in the foil for 30 minutes before serving.

  5. Slice across the grain of the meat:

    The easiest way to serve the roast is to first cut it in half along the grain of the meat (poke the meat with the tip of a knife or tines of a fork to see which way the grain or lines of the muscles are going if you can’t see it from the surface).

    Then make 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick cuts across the grain to serve. (Cutting the meat across the grain will make it much easier to eat, as the cuts break up the muscle tissue.)

    Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
705 Calories
42g Fat
11g Carbs
66g Protein

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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 705
% Daily Value*
42g 54%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
240mg 80%
820mg 36%
11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 622mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.

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