Smokey and Spicy Griddle-Smoked Brisket

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Smokey and Spicy Griddle-Smoked Brisket Introduction

We all crave the smoky flavor and juicy interior of a well-cooked brisket. Whether you have a grill, are stuck in a tiny kitchen, or are just looking for something new and exciting, this Smokey and Spicy Griddle-Smoked Brisket recipe is just the thing! Not a fan of the smokey or spicy notes? Switch them out for a sweeter and milder flavor profile by swapping the chili powder for brown sugar and the paprika for a light honey glaze for a dish that won’t scald the heat seekers at your table.


– 2 tablespoons chili powder
– 2 tablespoons paprika
– 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper
– 2 teaspoons onion powder
– 2 teaspoons garlic powder
– 2 teaspoons smoked salt or regular salt
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon ground mustard
– 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
– 2-3 pounds beef brisket, trimmed of any fat
– 1/4 cup olive oil


1. Preheat the griddle to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked salt, cumin, mustard, and nutmeg.

3. Drizzle the beef brisket with the olive oil and massage the spices into the meat.

4. Place the brisket on the griddle and cook for 1 hour 15 minutes, flipping the meat every 30 minutes.

5. Remove the beef from the griddle and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

6. Serve with coleslaw, potato salad, and a side of mac and cheese.

Helpful Hack

Try smoking the beef on an outdoor grill for a more intense smoky flavor.

Tips and Suggestions

– For a different flavor profile, try replacing the chili powder with brown sugar and the paprika with honey for a sweeter and milder flavor.

– Serve with warm flour tortillas for an extra delicious meal.

– When slicing the brisket, cut against the grain for the most tender and juicy slices.

– For a healthier version, use 5-spice powder instead of chili and paprika.

– This dish pairs nicely with a selection of sweet potatoes, grilled veggies, and cornbread.

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