Southern spice-rubbed brisket Southern spice-rubbed brisket

Get use out of your barbecue over the cooler months with this low and slow brisket.


Serves 10-12


6 hours + 30 minutes



  • 4kg beef brisket, deckle off
  • 1 tbs mild paprika
  • 2 tbs raw sugar
  • 1 tbs cooking salt
  • 2 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Dinner rolls, to serve
  • Potato salad, to serve
  • Mesclun mix, to serve
  • Barbecue sauce, to serve


Preheat oven or barbecue to 150°C. Mix paprika, sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, dried oregano, crushed red pepper and oil in a large bowl. Add brisket and roll to coat.
Put brisket in a lined roasting tray with any of the remaining paste from the bowl. Cover with foil and cook for 6 hrs, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 80°C.
Rest meat for 30 mins before slicing. Serve with dinner rolls, potato salad, mesclun mix and extra barbecue sauce on the side.

Originally published in The Costco Connection, Jul/Aug 2020. Pick up the latest copy at your local warehouse or read it online.