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Burnt ends Brisket served in plate 2


Purpose Cooked
Doing brisket at home you probably won’t get enough ends and pieces for a decent snack much less a meal. So we are going to make a batch of brisket that is purposely prepared to become burnt ends and pieces.
First off you have to slow cook a decent piece of brisket. Tip or flat is purely a question of personal preference. Getting a reasonably fatty piece is always a better way to go for moistness and flavor. Then we’ll convert it to a classic pile of burnt ends and pieces.
Prep Time 3 hrs
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Plastic film
  • Smoker
  • Pan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bowl


  • Favorite rub
  • 1-2 cup Barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup Melted butter
  • ¼ cup Maple syrup


  • Season 2-3# brisket piece on all surfaces with your favorite rub
    applying rub on Brisket 1
  • Wrap tightly in plastic film and refrigerate overnight
    applying rub on Brisket 2
  • Preheat smoker to 225 degrees
    Cooking Brisket on smoker 2
  • Place brisket in open are on smoker. If possible, use a temperature monitoring system with two probes in different areas of the brisket
    Cooking Brisket on smoker 1
  • Cook to an internal temperature of at least 190, not over 200 degrees
    cooked burnt ends Brisket whole 1
  • Slice into approximately one inch slabs
    cooked and sliced Brisket burnt ends
  • Cross cut into cubes
    cooked cubed Brisket burnt ends 1
  • Mix in a bowl; 1 cup barbecue sauce, ¼ cup melted butter, ¼ cup maple syrup
  • Increase smoker temp to 250 degrees
  • Toss cubes in sauce
    cooked cubes sauced Brisket burnt ends close up 1
  • Place in pan, cover tightly with aluminum foil, cook for 60 minutes
    sauced and cooked Brisket burnt ends in pan 1
  • Remove foil and stir, return to smoker for 30 minutes
    fully cooked and sauced Brisket burnt ends in pan 1
  • Remove from pan and transfer to a bowl
    fully cooked Brisket burnt ends close up 1
  • Toss gently with ½ cup barbecue sauce
    fully cooked last sauce Brisket burnt ends close up 1
  • Serve up on white bread like a classic barbecue joint, or however you want to enjoy a real smoked meat experience.
    served Brisket burnt ends 1
Keyword brikset