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Do you like brisket as much as I do? Are you looking for a brisket recipe that departs from the normal? This recipe for smoked brisket marinaded in dark beer is just what you’re looking for. So get out your barbecue tools and give this one a try at your next backyard party. You’ll be glad you did.

BRISKET INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup ancho chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 1 trimmed brisket with a layer of fat at least 1/4-inch
    thick, about 5 to 6 pounds

BRISKET PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

Mix the spices together in a small mixing bowl. Rub the whole brisket with the spice mixture, place on a baking sheet and let stand (covered) for at least an hour and no more than six hours.

DARK BEER MARINATE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 serrano chiles, chopped
  • 4 bottles of dark beer
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

DARK BEER MARINATE DIRECTIONS

Place all the ingredients in a medium sized saucepan, season with salt and pepper and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.

BRISKET COOKING DIRECTIONS

Prepare your smoker according to manufacturer’s directions. Place the brisket in the smoker, fat side up and smoke it for four to five hours or until it is very tender. Baste with the marinate every 30 minutes.

I know this recipe takes some time to prepare but it will be well worth the effort. Give it a try and I know you and your guests will be glad you did.

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