Quick cheat melt-in-your-mouth brisket, BBQ-style

Switch hours spent over a hot BBQ for this easy oven-cooked weekend treat…

Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 3 hours


  • 1kg beef brisket

For the rub

  • 1tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1tbsp ground cumin
  • 1tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1tbsp dried oregano
  • 1tbsp dried coriander
  • 1 heaped tsp English mustard powder
  • 1tsp dried crushed chillies
  • 1tsp salt
  • black pepper, a few generous cracks

For the stock

  • 200ml dry white wine
  • 250ml cold water


The rub creates a deliciously smoky ‘bark’ and the slow-cooking means the brisket is mouthwateringly melt-in-your-mouth good. Transport yourself to BBQ-days, whatever the weather…

  • Preheat your oven to 150C / fan 130C / 300F / Gas mark 2
  • Combine the rub ingredients in a ramekin dish 
  • Add the brisket to a baking tray, score it well and generously season all over with the rub
  • Add the stock to the bottom of the tray
  • Seal the tray twice tightly with foil
  • Cook for 3 hours or until the meat is super tender

While this meal takes a long time to cook it’s the oven that’s doing the hard work (#obvs)

It only takes 5 minutes to prep – 10 minutes if you serve alongside a super simple green salad, raw onion rings and buttery mini corn-on-the-cob

It’s rare to find a meal that’s so impressive and so easy to make — that’s a win in my book!  

Enjoy! x

P.S. any leftovers make great sandwiches the next day

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