How long to cook Beef

How Long to Cook Brisket in the Oven

It can take between 4 and 8 hours to cook brisket in the oven, and you can't rush it: Beef brisket is a tough cut of meat with a lot of connective tissue, so it needs to cook at a low temperature for a long period of time. On average, you should expect to cook your brisket for between an hour and an hour and a half per pound, with the exact time depending on your oven temperature. The maximum temperature you should set your oven to is 325 degrees Fahrenheit; at higher temperatures, you risk burning the exterior and undercooking the interior.

If you want to save yourself some effort, you can also opt to make your brisket recipe in a slow cooker. That way, you can prep the meat, set the Crock-Pot, and walk away until it's almost dinnertime. It takes 9 hours on low to slow-cook a brisket.

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