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BBQ brisket topped with slaw on a roll with BBQ potato chips on a white plate

Oven Braised BBQ Brisket

Serve our Oven Braised BBQ Brisket on a roll with slaw, or on a plate with your choice of sides.

Course: Dinner & Lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
Makes: 12 Servings
Calories: 466 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson



  1. Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C.
  2. Season both sides of the brisket liberally with black pepper and lightly with salt.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 5 quart (4.7 L) Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear both sides of the brisket, until browned, about 5 minutes each side. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon garlic-infused oil to pot, turn heat down to low-medium, add leek and scallion greens and sauté, stirring frequently, until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Whisk in BBQ sauce, water, cider vinegar, brown sugar, cumin, mustard, paprika, thyme and Worcestershire sauce, turn heat up and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan and combining everything well. Add meat back to pan; liquid should come almost to the top of the brisket. Spoon some of the sauce on top of the brisket. Seal top of pot with aluminum foil, place lid on top of foil and place in oven.
  5. Braise in the oven for 3 hours. Brisket should be fork tender. Remove brisket to a carving platter and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm while it rests for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, taste the sauce, adjust seasoning as desired. Slice the meat against the grain, or shred with two forks, and serve with sauce. (Reheat in sauce, if necessary). Serve with potatoes, grits, or pile up on a roll with slaw as seen in image. Brisket may be made up to 3 days ahead. Simply store in the sauce and reheat on top of stove.


  • We absolutely love Fody BBQ Sauce and this recipe is built around it. If you use a different BBQ Sauce I cannot vouch for the final flavor of the dish.
Nutrition Facts
Oven Braised BBQ Brisket
Amount Per Serving
Calories 466 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.