Thursday, January 12, 2012

Grilled Brisket With Cranberry BBQ Sauce

                            Grilled Brisket With Cranberry BBQ Sauce
The combination of the spicy brisket and the tangy BBQ sauce is a perfect marriage of flavors.

Cranberry BBQ Sauce
To a bowl add:
1 small bottle any sweet BBQ sauce
1 cup cranberry sauce sauce
1tsp garlic powder.
Whisk until smooth.
Brisket is very tough, so needs to be parboiled before grilling.
Add brisket to a 4quart pan of water and boil for about 2-3hours or until very tender.
Remove the brisket from the water, and cool a little while, so it wont fall apart on the grill.
Trim away fat on the surface of the brisket, after it has cooled.
When grilling, since the brisket is actually already cooked, you just want it to brown slightly and get a bit of a dry crust , so the BBQ sauce wont slide off.
Baste on BBQ allow it to glaze a bit, turn, baste, glaze. I usually baste both sides 2-3 times.

                                   Whisk together sauce ingredients.

                                        Baste 2-3 times each side.


  1. you can do this and save a considerable amount of time of course. but if you want to use a grill put your heat on the opposite side of your meat, then make your heat as low as possible. and put some of your favorite flavor of wood chips in a tiny, grocery store bought aluminum loaf pan. and put the pan on the hot side of the grill. on the other side put your brisket and just close the lid only to check the brisket after 4-6 hours to make sure it gets to the target temp of 180. once there, just take off the heat to rest 5 mins and then cut to serve. that's all it is. If you boil, you really take away a lot of flavor and really just make the meat taste like corned beef.

  2. Wow, thanks Mark, I will definitely try your technique. Thanks!!!