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This Smoked Brisket Recipe will have everyone licking their fingers and asking for more. The secret is in the delicious, homemade mop sauce and the slow cook on the Traeger wood pellet grill. 
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Smoked Brisket Recipe on a Traeger (With the Best Homemade Mop Sauce)

This smoked brisket recipe is a perfect option for beginners. Don't forget the mop sauce!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brisket, Smoked, traeger
Servings: 10 People
Calories: 444kcal


For the Brisket

  • 1 4-5 pound brisket flat
  • Your choice of rub
  • Mop Sauce from below

For the Mop Sauce

  • 1 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Red Cooking Wine
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey


For the Brisket

  • Put smoker on smoke setting (150-180 degrees)
  • Cover brisket in rub on both sides
  • Place the brisket, fat side down, on the grill and smoke for 2 hours (spraying with the mop sauce every hour)
  • Remove the brisket to an aluminum foil pan, and return to the grill. Increase temperature to 225-250 degrees
  • Spray with the mop sauce every hour.
  • Continue to smoke for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove from the grill when the internal temperature, in the thickest part of the brisket reaches 185-190 degrees.
  • Let rest, lightly covered with aluminum foil or butcher paper, for 20-30 minutes at a minimum.
  • Cut against the grain in pencil-thin slices.

For the Mop Sauce

  • Combine all of the ingredients and whisk together until no big lumps remain.
  • Add to a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add to another bowl or a spray bottle to spray or brush onto the brisket while cooking.


*increase cook time by about 1-1.5 hours per pound of brisket.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 879mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 5.4mg
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