Smoked Brisket With Coffee Beer Mop Sauce – Recipe

Time to dust off the grill and start gearing up for warm weather, BBQ’s and cooking outside! One of the best and most rewarding cuts of meat once you get it on your plate is brisket.  I mean, if you are going to spend 5 hours cooking something its gotta taste good, right? This is a recipe for Smoked Brisket with Coffee Beer Mop Sauce…fire up your grill and enjoy!



1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 pound sliced bacon, preferably artisanal (optional)
One 6 to 8 pound piece center cut brisket

1 cup beer
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup coffee
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
Zinfandel BBQ Sauce (See Recipe Below)

You will also need 4 to 6 cups hickory or apple chips or wood chunks, soaked in water to cover for 1 hour, then drained and an aluminum foil pan.


Place the salt, brown sugar, paprika, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl and stir to mix. Place the brisket in a roasting pan and generously sprinkle both sides with rub, about 3 tablespoons per side. The excess rub will keep for several months in a jar. You can cook the brisket right away, but it will be better if you let it cure with the rub for several hours, or even a day in the refrigerator.
Combine the beer, cider, cider vinegar, coffee, oil, Worcestershire sauce and salt in a bowl and whisk to mix.
Set up your grill for indirect grilling. If using a gas grill, place wood chips in a smoker pouch. Run the grill on high until you see smoke, then reduce the heat to medium-low (300°F). If using a charcoal grill, preheat to medium-low. Just before putting the brisket on, toss 1/2 cup wood chips on each mound of coals.
Place the brisket on the grate in the center, over the drip pan, away from the heat. If using bacon, drape the slices over the top of the meat.
Indirect grill the brisket until tender, 5 to 6 hours. If using a charcoal grill, add 12 fresh coals and 1/2 cup wood chips to each side every hour. (The total cooking time will depend on the size of the brisket and heat of the grill.). Generously baste or mop the meat on both sides with the Coffee Beer Mop Sauce once an hour for the first 4 hours.
Tightly wrap brisket in foil and continue cooking until very tender, 1 to 2 hours more.
Transfer the brisket to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain, using an electric knife or sharp carving knife. Transfer the sliced meat to a platter. Spoon the Zinfandel BBQ Sauce over the meat, or better yet, serve it on the side.

Zinfandel BBQ Sauce

5 tablespoons butter
4 to 6 shallots, minced (enough to make 1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups Zinfandel
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste
1/4 cup honey, or to taste
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the shallots and garlic and cook over moderate heat until just beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add all but 3 tablespoons of the wine and boil over high heat until reduced to about 2/3 cup.

Reduce the heat and stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, honey, liquid smoke, salt and pepper. Gently simmer the sauce until thick and richly flavored, 10 to 12 minutes, adding the remaining 3 tablespoons wine after 6 minutes. Correct the seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Source Food and Wine

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