Genuine Texas Angus Beef Genuine Texas Angus Beef

Smoked Garlic Brisket


1 Genuine Texas Angus Beef™ Brisket, 7 to 8 lbs


4 heads garlic
4 T olive oil
2 cups orange juice
1 cup spicy mustard
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp thyme


Carefully cut off the top of the garlic bulb so that the tops of the cloves are exposed. Pour one tablespoon of olive oil over the top. Place on preheated grill and roast over low heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until the cloves are soft and jelly-like. Remove from grill and allow to cool. Squeeze the cloves of garlic out of the bulb into a blender. Add orange juice, spicy mustard, honey, 3 tablespoons olive oil and thyme to blender and blend until smooth. Rub on surface of brisket and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.


Following the manufacturer's directions on your smoker, preheat to 220 to 240°F. Place brisket on the smoker grate, fat side up. Smoke for 7 to 8 hours, depending on the weight of the brisket. Allow 1 to 1-1/2 hours cooking time per pound. Remove when the meat reaches an internal temperature of at least 145°F for medium-rare. After removing from the smoker, wrap brisket in aluminum foil and allow it to rest at least one hour before slicing.