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🔥 Authentic Texas BBQ Recipe

Learn how to make authentic Texas BBQ with this easy recipe from Grits N Grace. Slow-smoked beef brisket with a flavorful BBQ rub and sauce. Perfect for your next cookout!

Authentic Texas BBQ

You will need:

  • beef brisket5 lbs beef brisket
  • BBQ rub1 cup BBQ rub
  • BBQ sauce2 cups BBQ sauce
  • wood chips for smokingWood chips for smoking
  • aluminum foilAluminum foil
  • grill or smokerGrill or smoker


  1. Start by preheating your grill or smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. While the grill is heating, apply a generous amount of BBQ rub to your beef brisket.
  3. Once the grill is ready, place the brisket on the grill, fat side up.
  4. Add wood chips to the smoker box or directly on the coals if using a grill.
  5. Maintain a consistent temperature and let the brisket smoke for about 5-6 hours.
  6. After 5-6 hours, wrap the brisket in aluminum foil and continue to cook for another 4-5 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 200-205 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Remove the brisket from the grill and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve with a side of BBQ sauce.


The key to a good Texas BBQ is patience. Low and slow is the way to go. The beef brisket should be tender and juicy, and the BBQ sauce should complement the smoky flavor of the meat, not overpower it.

Experience the heart and soul of Texas with our Authentic Texas BBQ recipe. This Southern classic is about more than just food; it's a culinary journey that encapsulates the essence of the Lone Star State. From the smoky aroma of the wood chips to the tender, juicy brisket, every element of this recipe has been carefully curated to deliver an unforgettable dining experience.

While our recipe provides a solid foundation, the beauty of BBQ lies in its versatility. For those looking to add a personal touch, we encourage you to explore our collection of homemade Southern BBQ sauce recipes. Whether you prefer a tangy vinegar-based sauce or a sweet and smoky blend, you'll find a recipe that complements your BBQ perfectly.

Perfect Your Technique

BBQ is as much about the process as it is about the ingredients. If you're new to grilling or just looking to refine your skills, our step-by-step guide on grilling country-style ribs offers valuable insights. From maintaining a consistent temperature to knowing when your meat is perfectly cooked, this guide will help you master the art of BBQ.

Explore More Southern Delights

Once you've mastered the art of Texas BBQ, why not explore more Southern cuisine? Our fresh take on the classic Southern meatloaf recipe is a must-try. Just like our BBQ recipe, it's a comforting, hearty dish that's sure to satisfy your taste buds.

And don't forget, the perfect BBQ isn't complete without the right sauce. If you're looking for recommendations, check out our review of Sweet Baby Ray's Secret Sauce. This may just be the secret ingredient your BBQ has been missing.

At Grits N Grace, we're more than just a recipe site. We're a community of Southern cooking enthusiasts dedicated to preserving our culinary heritage while also reinventing it. So, grab your apron, fire up the grill, and let's get cooking!