our new favorite - Beef Brisket with Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce! Feeding a crowd? Look no further for the perfect recipe to serve up from your grill! The Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce is going to blow your mind! The perfect dinner recipe for your next BBQ or party!
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout
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Trim most of the fat off the brisket, leaving about ¼" to keep the brisket juicy. Sseason with salt and pepper on both sides OR use your favorite rub. (KC Masterpiece has some new ones out that are FABULOUS!)
Cut the brisket in half for easier handling.
Grill the brisket over high heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until nicely charred.
Remove brisket from heat.
Place each half of the brisket in a foil pan. The foil pan should be nice and deep to allow for airflow.
Pour half of the bottle of Dr.Pepper into each pan. Cover with foil.
Grill over low heat (about 225F) for 2.5 to 3.5 hours (depending on the size of the brisket) or until the brisket is very tender. Don't worry so much about direct and indirect heat - the pan helps with that. Tip: a small fork should twist easily in the brisket when done.
Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Saute onion in olive oil and butter in a medium, heavy bottomed sauce pan until soft and translucent.
Add garlic and saute for an additional minute.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and continue simmering for 30 to 45 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.
Store in refrigerate until ready to use.
The sauce can be made up to 2 days in advance.
Serve sauce on top of or alongside of brisket.
If you're planning ahead, season the brisket the night before. Either just salt and pepper or your favorite rub. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until ready to grill.