Brisket- the Duckie Way

Posted on April 16th, 2009 in Stories


Here in Texas, and the Pond, brisket is not just a hunk of meat.


It is a fabulous hunk of meat.  A delicious hunk of meat.  A tender, juicy, barbecue sauce-drenched hunk of meat.


And we all know how much I like barbecue.


And the best part about cooking brisket the Duckie way?

You don’t need a smoker.

Or a charcoal grill.

Or a grill at all.

You just need an oven, a dutch oven and a big hunk of meat.

And time.  Lots of time.


Some ranch style beans wouldn’t hurt either.


And some fresh wheat bread.  It’s the true barbecue way.


Come on and have some barbecue in the Pond, ya’ll.  Who doesn’t like a big hunk of meat slathered in barbecue sauce?


I know it’s not just me.


Brisket the Duckie way

1 brisket, 3 to 4 lbs.

2 beef bouillon cubes or 2 cups beef broth

onion powder

Lawry salt

garlic powder

Kosher salt

Black pepper

1 cup ketchup

1 cup bbq sauce

2/3 cup brown sugar

Lawry’s beef marinade

1)  Trim the brisket to your liking.  I’m not into a lot of fat, so I trade more cooking time for less fat.

2) Marinate brisket in Lawry’s marinade for 20 minutes.  Rinse off well and put in Dutch oven.

3) Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Pour beef broth into dutch oven and add seasonings to taste.  Place in oven.  Cook 1 hour to 90 minutes per every pound of meat.  Check every hour to make sure not getting too dry.  If it looks dry, pour some of the pan juices over it.  At end of cooking, add ketchup, bbq sauce, brown sugar to brisket.  Coat meat liberally. Cook for another hour.  Serve with typical barbecue fixings.

And remember–no one will judge if it gets all over you!

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68 Responses to “Brisket- the Duckie Way”

  1. Yaya Says:

    I always love the pics of you eating it! They make me smile!

  2. Tina Says:

    Looks good, we love our brisket out in Texas.

  3. cat Says:

    Oh that meat looks great right now (and I have just eaten lunch!)

  4. Katherine Says:

    I won’t be around much today, I am packing my bags, licking my chops, putting on my goggles and flippers and heading to the pond. Do I need to wear a cowboy hat too?

    P.S. I’ll bring the napkins! YUM!

  5. KathyB! Says:

    Yum! This sounds good… In NC there is a lot of vinegar based BBQ, but I prefer the tomatoe based type.

  6. doggybloggy Says:

    thats a good looking brisket…….

  7. Teri Says:

    I’ll bring the hand wipes!

  8. Megan Says:

    I have never had brisket – it seems suspicious!

  9. Sophia Says:

    haha! love a girl who enjoys her meat! I love that wide happy grin on your face!

  10. Barbara Says:

    I’ve never cooked a brisket. I’ll have to give it a try. Sounds so easy!

  11. grace Says:

    fabulous hunk o’ meat, indeed! miranda, i absolutely adore you for savoring your meat without embarrassment. :)

  12. perpstu Says:

    Y U M!!! The next time I come to Texas I may have to stalk you and your kitchen…..

  13. Pearl Says:

    ha. EAT THAT MEAT.

  14. Kelly Deneen Says:

    Did I ever tell you I was a vegetarian when I lived in Texas. *giggle* Brisket scared me. hehe.

  15. elra Says:

    OH, our brisket look delicious. My husband is a big fan of brisket.

  16. Legallyblondemel Says:

    Sweet, sweet brisket. One of my favorite finds upon coming to TX.

    This recipe actually looks do-able, too. I might have to whip this up sometime.

  17. Reeni Says:

    I never cooked a brisket!! You make me want to! I bet it smells intoxicating while it’s cooking. Looks so yummmy!!!!

  18. Cynthia Says:

    Can’t decide which I like more your brisket recipe or the picture of you eating the brisket!!!


  19. Melanie Says:

    Looks yummy! I still need to try out a loaf of wheat bread in my new bread maker.

  20. Kristina Says:

    I love BBQ and brisket! What a delicious meal!

  21. Cheryl Says:

    YUM we love de brisket in our house! No pies in my Dessert Week, for some reason I dont make them, but I should!

  22. Mary Says:

    This looks wonderful! The only thing missing is macaroni salad.

  23. Ally Says:

    Yum, yum, yum!! I might actually be able to pull this recipe off! Yay!

  24. Pam Says:

    Oh Duckie – you have me craving brisket. YUM!

  25. cindy Says:

    mmmm, homemade wheat bread.

  26. ingrid Says:

    Oh, Duckie, don’t hate me….I’m not fond of red meat but I’ll take a slice of bread and the pie I know you’ll have for dessert! :-)

  27. Dawn (bee and rose) Says:

    Is it weird that I could smell those ribs???

    I’ve been craving ribs all week! Now Chilly is going to have to buck up for a rib dinner outing for me!

  28. Kara-Noel Says:

    Sounds yummy! We just got our first BBQ so we are BBQ central lately. I don’t have a dutch oven… (the term always makes me snicker!!)

  29. Tammy Says:

    My gracious that looks good…

  30. Bobbi Jo Nichols Says:

    You are so cute!! Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  31. blueviolet Says:

    I’ve heard that brisket is delicious but I’ve never tried it before. Your recipe sounds doable!

  32. Diana Says:

    I LOVE brisket! It is definitely my favorite of the BBQ-esque type foods. My mom used to make a big brisket for our holiday parties. She even did one for my bro and sil’s baby shower! So yum. I could eat a whole one myself. :)

  33. Jen Says:

    Oh my goodness, you are too cute! I better not let my husband see your site or he might leave his vegetarian wife (that’s me) for a cute, BBQ cookin’ gal! He, He!

    Creative and Curious Kids!

  34. Brittany Says:

    Oh, yeah…


  35. Erica Says:

    hahahaha- I was just telling Josh the other day as I read your blog how much you love meat. Perfect post ;)

  36. kathy Says:

    That first pic of you is a hoot! This looks and sounds so yummy!

  37. meg Says:

    oh how i love a brisket. i’m suddenly very hungry now :-)

  38. jenjen Says:

    Wow Duckie – what a wonderful old fashioned BBQ meal! It looks better than any restaurant! I wish I could come over and have a brisket sandwich!


  39. Three Bay B Chicks Says:

    Seriously…what is not to love about a hunk of meat? In a word, yum. When am I going to get an invite to Texas for a tasty BBQ treat from the Pond?

    Also wanted to let you know that I will be working on my letter to approach different businesses re advertising starting next week. If you are interested, I could forward it to you so that you can use something similar for Marie Calendar’s.


  40. Lauren Says:

    YUM! I have onnnnneeee question: Can I just throw it in the slow cooker instead? I don’t have a dutch oven :( Sad panda, I know. I’m working on it. But it looks fabulous! Your food posts always make my tummy rumble! :D

  41. Julie Says:

    Oh yum…got any leftovers??

  42. Maria Says:

    Fun photos!! I would like a slice of the wheat bread!

  43. TeresaR Says:

    If brisket isn’t heaven food, I don’t know what is! We’ll definitely try your recipe…thank you!!

  44. noble pig Says:

    I love me some brisket.

  45. Tiffany Says:

    That looks great! I love the pictures of you eat it and enjoying it.

  46. Undercover Princess Says:

    I heart briskets…but I don’t brake for Longhorns. BOOMER SOONER!! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  47. Heather Says:

    you and your meat!! looks yummy!

  48. Amber Says:

    Oo I love brisket. I haven’t had one in years.

  49. Pietro Says:

    It sounds very tasty. I wonder if you’d like the Milanese cutlet: a simple cutlet covered with breadcrumbs. :-)

  50. K. Says:

    It should be illegal for you to post these pictures! You ALWAYS make me want to eat! :)

  51. Donna Says:

    LOVE brisket and yours looks delicious, you are too cute

  52. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella Says:

    It’s such a crime that a) I’ve never had brisket and b)I’ve never had your brisket! It looks so lusciously good Duckie!

  53. marie Says:

    I@ll be right over!!! (I wish!!) XXOO

  54. Tavolini Says:

    oh wow!! Tavo would be all over that :)

    Looks like you are definitely enjoying that barbecue!!

  55. Debbie Says:

    We “want” to love our brisket out here in Nevada….we just don’t know how. LOL But this looks like an easy (and tastey) way….I’m going to try it this weekend.

  56. Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista Says:

    YUM! I can tell it is lunch time. Too bad I will not be embarking on anything quite as delicious. sigh.

  57. Jessica@FoodMayhem Says:

    MMM…big hunk of meat….very enticing!

  58. louise Says:

    If only I would have dropped by yesterday. I could have used this recipe for the pot roast I made yesterday which cooked just as long. However, it did not fill the house with that down home aroma I was craving…Now, I have to eat the leftovers knowing I could have “got down” with your brisket:( Dang it!!!

  59. Megan Says:


    Believe it or not, I’ve *never* had brisket. I know. Shoot me now.

    That looks sooooo good though!

  60. jan Says:

    Sounds totally yumptious, Duckie. Good job!

  61. Jenni Jiggety Says:

    I have never had brisket and I have never even seen it at the store!!! Looks delish!

  62. Cakelaw Says:

    LOL – I’d love to come and have barbecue at the Pond some day.

  63. Leslie Says:

    ohh I am allll about BBQ! Looks delish!

  64. shannon Says:

    All I can think is mmmmmm….

  65. The Rambler Says:

    OH MY. How delish!!!!

  66. Andrea Says:

    that picture of you is hilarious. you make me laugh.

  67. T&T Says:

    I have tried to cook brisket a couple of time s- grr – can’t do it!

  68. Colleen Says:

    I have never made brisket (but want to) – this looks amazing!

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