Pellet Grill Brisket Recipe and How to Smoke A Brisket on A Pellet Grill

Pellet Grill Brisket Recipe and How to Smoke A Brisket on A Pellet Grill

You cannot call yourself a BBQ master if you have not tried grilling Brisket on a pellet before, Brisket is often considered tough, and this is because it is located at the part where cow uses the most.

Howbeit, by grilling Brisket the right way, it can be turned into a tender, melt-in-mouth meal you and everyone around you will enjoy. Getting it right is, therefore, the trick to enjoying a portion of Brisket can never before.

However, this trick is not everywhere, but if you follow this post accordingly, you just detect the right way to prepare your Brisket on a pellet grill.

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What is Brisket?

Brisket is a cut of beef located at the front, underside section of a cow. It is a little above its forelegs, cutting into two. The pointcut often has a large amount of fat, while the flat cut has a minimal amount of fat.

Health benefits

Eating healthy is a major concern nowadays due to the disadvantages attached to unhealthy meals, especially the health complications. For some reasons, especially the pointcut, Brisket has been associated with corn beef and has been tagged unhealthy due to a large amount of fat found in the point cut. However, the flat cut has been considered as healthy as lean beef.

About 3 ounces of brisket supplies 28 grams of protein required in our body. Impressively, unlike protein found in plants, protein in Brisket has been proven to be complete; that is, it supplies all the needed amino acids into the human body.  Also, Brisket contains conjugated linoleic acid that has been considered helpful in preventing the growth of cancer cells, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Furthermore, Brisket contains vitamin B12, B6, niacin, and riboflavin. These vitamins have been proven to help in energy metabolism and can also increase skin texture. Finally, Brisket contains a high level of iron, 20 percent selenium, and 38 percent zinc. Due to this high level, it is recommended that zinc and selenium’s inadequate consumption can be remedied through Brisket. It has been established that Brisket may help reduce weight.

Pellet Grill Brisket Recipe: How to Prepare Brisket on a Pellet Grill


  • Brisket, I recommend 6lbs if you intend to serve about four people.
  • Your favorite BBQ rub
  • Seasoning
  • Beef stock

What You Will Need

  • Fridge
  • Knife
  • Plastic wrap
  • Foil paper
  • Grill
  • Thermometer (optional)

How to Prepare

  • The night before grilling the Brisket, clean the Brisket and trim its surface. Remove the fat on the surface but do not remove it altogether.
  • Wrap a clean brisket in a plastic wrap after applying your favorite BBQ generously.
  • Season it with your favorite seasoning and keep the Brisket inside the fridge until the following day or 24 hours afterward. This is to enhance the texture after cooking it.
  • The next day or after 12 or 24 hours, prepare for grilling by preheating and setting the grill to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Confirm temperature with an oven thermometer.
  • Place the Brisket on the grill, preferably the center of the grill, let it sit for about 4 hours, then turn the Brisket and watch for another 1 ½ hours.
  • After this, confirm the temperature by inserting a probe in the meat. Once the meat temperature has reached 150 degrees Fahrenheit, remove the Brisket from the grill and transfer it into a foil.
  • Next, cut a foil that is double the size of the Brisket so that you can quickly wrap it and cut another foil that is the size of the Brisket; you place this under the wrapped Brisket and leave a part open, this ensures that the foil does not stay glued to the grill and waste the liquid you will later need.
  • Add your beef stock through an opening part of foil and seal again
  • Return the Brisket back to the grill and let it cook for another 2 hours or until the meat temperature reaches 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Confirm doneness by inserting a fork into the Brisket without unwrapping the foil. If the fork goes in and comes out without any resistance, your Brisket is ready. However, if you notice resistance, cook till the temperature increases by another 5 minutes and check again.
  • Remove the brisket from the grill and slice with the grain, pour the liquid in the foil over the Brisket, and your Brisket is ready.
  • Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce and a suitable side dish to enjoy.

Four Perfect Side-Dishes to Pair With Brisket.

While eating Brisket alone can be satisfying, combining it with a perfect side dish that does not undermine the taste can take a whole dinner to another level. We compile the list of four best sides dishes for Brisket along with their recipe.

1. Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients (for four serving)

  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • I teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.

How to Prepare

  • Start by peeling and slicing the potatoes straight
  • Melt the butter in an oven and set aside but not for long
  • Pour the sliced potatoes inside the melted butter and toss to coat.
  • Mix the powder in a separate small bowl and sprinkle it all over the potatoes.
  • Toss again to coat
  • Put the potatoes in foil paper and place them in the oven. Cook for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft.
  • Remove from the oven and serve with your Brisket.

Note: start preparing the chipotle potatoes only when you have about 1 hour to finish with the Brisket. This is to prevent the potatoes from getting cold.

2. Slaw (4 servings)

Slaw is a nice addition to a different barbeque type, but it is incredibly delicious with Brisket. It adds a pleasantly refreshing and superb taste to the dish and also gives a more gentle taste to a rather thingy brisket.


  • I large head cabbage
  • ¾ cups of white sugar
  • I cup of white sugar
  • I tablespoon of yellow mustard
  • I teaspoon of celery seed
  • I teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • I teaspoon of salt

How to Prepare

  • Start by shredding the cabbage, then place the shredded corned cabbage in a glass baking bowl.
  • Add about half of the whole white sugar and the 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Add the sugar, salt, celery seeds, white vinegar, oil, and mustard pepper in a separate bowl; place the mixture in a microwave for about 30 minutes or until potatoes are done.
  • Toss for coating with wooden utensils
  • Serve as a side dish with Brisket and enjoy.

3. Carrot and apple slaw with raisin (4 servings)


  • Low-fat Greek yogurt ½ cup
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¾ pound of carrot
  • 2 medium-size apples
  • ½ cup of golden raisin
  • ½ cup of chopped cilantro

How to Prepare

  • Whisk the yogurt, vinegar, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.
  • Peel the carrot and cut it into smaller sizes.
  • Slice the apples, and grate together with the carrots
  • Add the grated carrot and apple to the yogurt mixture in the bowl.
  • Toss well to mix
  • Serve beside your Brisket and enjoy

Smoked Brisket on Pellet Grill


Brisket is definitely one of the rarest meals with great taste. While this beef is indeed delicious, it requires a lot of time, about 8 hours to cook. Grilling brisket is on the way to showcase your ability to prepare a nice barbeque. Serving Brisket with tasty side dishes can transform a dinner into a more satisfying moment for a family or friends.

We recommend trying Brisket with creamy, buttered, or crunchy side dishes for the best taste. For this purpose, we prepare three tested side dishes you should try with your next BBQ brisket. Finally, note that the point cut of Brisket has an enormous amount of fat as such. If you end up with that part, it is recommended that you cut out the fat before you proceed with grilling.

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