Smoked Brisket Marinade

Smoked Brisket Marinade

15 mins
8 hrs

Brisket has a great natural flavor. But because this cut requires such a long smoke time, it needs a little added moisture to keep it from drying out. To get a juicy brisket without masking the natural flavor of the meat, use a marinade that has subtle flavors.


For the Marinade

  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Ingredient Tips

Beef Broth
Avoid reduced-sodium beef broth. The salt helps tenderize the brisket as well as season it.


Step 1 Of 4
In a large pan, mix all ingredients until well combined.
Add brisket. Using a marinade injector, inject the brisket with the marinade all the way down the brisket. Do this in about 1 inch increments.
Let rest overnight in the fridge.
Hot Tip
Seal brisket and marinade in a container while it rests in fridge. This will prevent cross contamination with other foods.
Discard marinade after use. Because it has been in contact with raw meat, it is not safe to use again.
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