How To Make Texas-Style Brisket in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Beefy brisket is the king of Texas barbecue. Yes, Texas has ribs and pulled pork, but tender, peppery brisket is what most people dream of when they think Texas barbecue. Swiped with mustard and packed with a salt and pepper coating before slow smoking produces a brisket that is ingenious in simplicity and mind-blowing in flavor.

The best Texas-style brisket is tender without falling apart and has a thick layer of smoky-peppery bark that surrounds each slice. While we can’t exactly replicate the terroir of a Texas smokehouse, we can slow-roast brisket in the oven and get pretty darn close. Here’s how to make Texas-style brisket in the oven at home.