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Bourbon Braised Brisket

Bourbon Braised Brisket
Serves: 8 people
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time11 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins


  • ~4 lb beef brisket, untrimmed/flat-cut 
  • 4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup TX Whiskey Bourbon
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (soy sauce works as well)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix salt, pepper, ground mustard, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder and cayenne to create your rub.
  • Using paper towels, pat dry brisket. Cut brisket in half, to create two large pieces about 2 lbs each. Using your hands, evenly coat both sides of brisket with your rub mixture.
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed and oven-safe pot, or dutch oven, over medium-high heat with avocado oil. Add brisket and sear on both sides until golden-brown crust forms, about 4-5 minutes per side. You may need to do this in two batches.
  • While brisket is searing, in a medium-sized bowl combine the bourbon, ketchup, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, garlic, sugar, dijon mustard and beef broth. Whisk until well-combined and set aside until beef is done searing.
  • Set browned brisket aside and turn off the heat. Pour sauce into a dutch oven, breaking up any brown bits at bottom of the pan. Nestle brisket into the sauce.
  • Top with sliced onion and cover with a lid. Transfer into the pre-heated oven and bake until brisket is cooked through, about 3-3.5 hours. The meat should be fork-tender when ready.
  • Slice and serve the brisket on a large platter. Drizzle a little of the sauce from the pot over the brisket, and serve the sauce in a bowl on the side for guests to add more as desired!