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Gourmet Barbecue Brisket

Ingredients

Brisket

  • 1 (4- to 5-pound) beef brisket
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Barbecue Sauce

  • 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Brisket: Roast brisket at 325 degrees F in covered pan for 3 to 4 hours (until fork-tender).
  2. Let cool and refrigerate.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare Barbecue Sauce.
  4. Cut off excess fat; carve meat into thin slices. Layer meat and Barbecue Sauce in a large oven-to-table casserole. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F or until heated through.
  6. Barbecue Sauce: Mix all ingredients in saucepan. Bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.