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Sweet & Spicy Barbecued Brisket

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 12 hr 40 min
  • serves: 10 people
  • calories: 609 1 serving

Brown sugar, picante and Worcestershire sauces make this sweet & spicy, and slow cooking makes it tender and delicious. Serve the brisket on sandwich buns or rolls to soak up all the flavorful sauce.


cost per recipe: $28.78

  • 5 pounds trimmed beef brisket
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 10 Pepperidge Farm® Sesame Topped Hamburger Buns


  • Tips

    • Alternate Preparation: To make this recipe in a slow cooker, cover and refrigerate the beef as directed above.  Place the beef and picante sauce mixture into a 7-quart slow cooker.  Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.  Slice or shred the beef.  Divide the beef and sauce among the rolls.
  • Step 1

    Season the beef with the black pepper and garlic powder and place into a 3-quart shallow baking dish.  Stir the picante sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire in a small bowl.  Spread the picante sauce mixture over the beef.  Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight.

  • Step 2

    Bake, covered, at 300°F. for 4 1/2 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.  Slice or shred the beef.  Divide the beef and sauce among the rolls.


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  • Excellent!

    Brenda N.
    September 16, 2013

    Made this for my son's grad party everyone loved it. Super easy to make.

  • Sweet & Spicy Barbecued Brisket

    J T.
    May 22, 2012

    My family loved this recipe. I use a cheaper cut of meat, like a chuck roast and cook it using the slow cooker instructions. Definitely delicious and easy to make. Have had friends ask for the recipe!

  • Sweet & Spicy Barbecued Brisket

    September 10, 2011

    Wow! This beef is so delicious, especially on Hawaiian rolls (mini-slider style). Sweet and spicy, with scant prep time, this will definitely be a staple at our table and pitch-ins.

  • Sweet & Spicy Barbecued Brisket

    Cathy P.
    March 29, 2007

    My Family and Friends LOVE this recipe and ask for it often.

  • Sweet & Spicy Barbecued Brisket

    December 28, 2005

    This is now a standard. Takes 15 minutes the night before. Stick it in the oven and serve. Couldn't be easier or more popular!

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Made With

Calories 609
Total Fat 31 g
Sat. Fat 12.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Sodium 808 mg
Total Carb 40 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 17 g
Added Sugars 14 g
Protein 37 g
Vitamin D 3 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 27 %DV
Potassium 10 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.