Mouthwatering Texas Brisket Recipe for BBQ Lovers

Welcome to our recipe guide, where we share with you the secrets of creating juicy, tender, and flavorful Texas style brisket with a coffee and beer mop sauce. This millionaire brisket with its delicious coffee beer mop sauce is the perfect dish to impress your friends and family at any summer barbecue or weekend gathering.

Our recipe is infused with a unique blend of spices, herbs, and a bold, strong coffee that pairs perfectly with beer. With every bite of this mouth-watering brisket, you’ll experience the savory flavors of tender meat that’s been slow-smoked in your backyard smoker, dripping in rich and tangy sauce made from fresh ingredients like pure apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

At its core, this recipe is all about the experience – the anticipation as you prepare the rub and marinade, the slow and steady smoking process, the tantalizing aroma that fills the air as you baste the meat with our one-of-a-kind coffee beer mop sauce.

So, grab your apron and get ready to create an unforgettable dish that will have everyone coming back for more. Our millionaire brisket is sure to be the star of your next backyard BBQ or potluck party.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Texas Brisket W/ Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce
Texas Brisket W/ Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce

Are you a meat enthusiast searching for a recipe that will satisfy your cravings and impress your taste buds? Look no further! This Texas Brisket with Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce Recipe will take your taste buds on a ride they’ll never forget.

Firstly, we must talk about the brisket itself. Our recipe calls for beef brisket, which is known for its mouth-watering cuts and tender texture when cooked properly. When combined with our unique coffee beer mop sauce, the end result is absolutely divine.

What truly sets this recipe apart from others is our choice of ingredients. We’ve carefully selected each ingredient to ensure that they all play off each other harmoniously, resulting in the richest and most delicious tasting meat dish you’ve ever tasted. From the freshly ground black pepper, sea salt, onion powder, sweet paprika, to the bacon and Worcestershire sauce – every component comes together perfectly to make it what we call “millionaire brisket.”

We can’t forget about the sauce! The coffee beer mop created in this recipe is what elevates this recipe even higher on the flavor scale. Combining the aroma and boldness of coffee, aromatic cider vinegar, sweet apple cider, and richly flavored beer gives the sauce its signature taste. This unique combination sets it apart from any other barbecue sauces out there.

Not only does this recipe provide an unforgettable gastronomical experience, but it is also incredibly easy to make! Whether you’re a novice cook or an expert griller – our step-by-step instructions make cooking it a breeze.

Overall, there are endless reasons why you will fall in love with this recipe. Its unique blend of flavors, simple instruction guide, and unforgettable taste make it an instant hit with anyone who tries it. So what are you waiting for? Try Texas Brisket with Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce Recipe today and experience the magic for yourself!

Ingredient List

 Brisket never quite tasted so good!
Brisket never quite tasted so good!

Key ingredients to make the perfect Texas Brisket w/ Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce Recipe

  • Bacon: 2 slices, chopped.
  • Beef brisket: (12-14 pounds) whole, untrimmed, with a thick layer of fat.
  • Coffee Rub: 2 tablespoons dried oregano, 2 tablespoons onion powder, 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper, 2 tablespoons sweet paprika, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon fresh coarse ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon sea salt, and 1 tablespoon light brown sugar.
  • Mop Sauce: 2 cups beer (preferably stout), 2 cups apple cider, 1 cup strong brewed coffee, 1 cup cider vinegar, ½ cup oil, and Worcestershire sauce (to taste).
  • BBQ Sauce: 1 full tablespoon fresh ground black pepper, 1 full tablespoon kosher salt, Tabasco sauce (to taste), Worcestershire sauce (to taste), and [bold] a cup of dark strong coffee and a tablespoon of sugar [/bold] for the Millionaire Brisket or a cup of ketchup and a tablespoon of sweet paprika for the Cowboy Beef Red Eye Mop BBQ Brisket.

To add to the smoky flavor you can use wood chips such as pecan, oak or mesquite during the smoking process.

The Recipe How-To

 A Texas classic with a kick!
A Texas classic with a kick!

Preparing the Brisket Rub

Before we begin, it is important to prepare the brisket rub. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, 1 tablespoon of sea salt, 2 tablespoons of sweet paprika, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, 1 tablespoon of onion powder, 2 teaspoons of fresh ground black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder. Mix them all together and set aside.

Preparing the Coffee Mop Sauce

In a medium saucepan, bring to a low simmer 1 cup of strong dark coffee, 1 cup of beer, 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of Worcestershire sauce and 4 strips of bacon. Let reduce for approximately an hour and whisk occasionally. Once reduced, strain the liquid into a bowl and discard solids.

In a clean saucepan, heat up 2 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Add the strained liquid to the pan and whisk in 2 cups of apple cider or beer, whichever you prefer. Lastly, whisk in 1/4 cup each of cider vinegar & coffee respectively, followed by one full tablespoon each of fresh coarse black pepper and onion powder, casually known as the “cowboy beef rub”. Your Brisket Sauce is now set!

The Smoking Process

First season your brisket evenly with the brisket rub you made earlier. Once seasoned as per your liking, wrap it up in cling wrap and place in the freezer for about an hour. This will help smoke stick to meat better.

Preheat smoker to 225 degrees F and let it come up to temperature. Smoke the brisket for approximately three hours while using wood chips until it has a nice reddish brown color.

Take out your brisket out – it’s still not done yet, so don’t be tempted to dig in – and mop it with your Coffee Mop Sauce. Return it back to the smoker and repeat this process every hour until the internal temperature is 200-205 degrees F, but not exceeding 210 degrees F.

You should end up with a gold-brown brisket that oozes flavor to go along the tender moist meat. It might seem tough at first but just keep up with the patience and you will be rewarded with your very own “Millionaire Brisket W/ Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce”!

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect taste of Texas!
A perfect taste of Texas!

This recipe for Texas Brisket with Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce is already perfectly delicious, but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch things up a bit. There are a few substitutions and variations you can experiment with to make this recipe your own.

If you’re looking to cut back on the alcohol content of the sauce, you can substitute the beer with beef broth or apple juice. This will give the sauce a slightly different flavor, but it will still be delicious.

For those who like their food extra spicy, you can add more Tabasco sauce or chili powder to the mop sauce. Just be careful not to overload it with heat unless you’re sure everyone at the table loves spicy food.

If you’re a fan of smoky flavors, consider using bacon instead of wood chips in your smoker. Add bacon bits to the coffee and beer mop sauce for an extra hit of smokiness.

You also have the option of using different cuts of meat. Although brisket is the traditional choice for this recipe, you can also use pulled pork or cowboy beef. The mop sauce is versatile enough to complement any type of protein.

Lastly, for those who enjoy a sweeter taste, try adding some Kahlua to your barbecue sauce. This will add a hint of coffee flavor and increase the richness of the sauce.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different substitutions and variations until you find what works best for your taste buds. Just remember that when experimenting with flavors, it’s best to start small and work your way up gradually until you achieve your desired taste.

Serving and Pairing

 Texas and coffee make one killer combination!
Texas and coffee make one killer combination!

Texas brisket is a flavor-packed dish that pairs beautifully with a variety of sides and drinks. When it comes to serving, I recommend slicing the meat against the grain into thin slices that are easy to chew. The stacked slices will showcase the juicy and tender inside of the brisket while the burnt and crispy outside edges give it a slightly smoky flavor.

To complete your barbecue feast, consider pairing your Texas brisket with traditional barbecue side dishes like coleslaw, mac and cheese, potato salad, or roasted vegetables. I also suggest serving this dish with some crisp cornbread or fluffy biscuits to soak up any extra sauce.

When it comes to drinks, lagers or pilsners complement the smoky flavors of this barbecue staple exceptionally well. A cold beer is an excellent choice to quench your thirst and wash down this hearty meal. If you’re not a beer drinker, consider serving a rich red wine or even a strong cup of coffee to balance the flavors.

Remember, serving Texas brisket isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience. With its rich flavors and tender texture, this millionaire brisket will be the star of any barbecue gathering. Pairing it with complementary sides and drinks will create a perfect dining experience for you and your guests.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A hearty meal that you will not forget!
A hearty meal that you will not forget!

This Texas Brisket with Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce recipe can be made ahead of time, making it a great option for busy weeknights or weekend cookouts. To make ahead, simply follow the recipe instructions up until the point where you would smoke the brisket. Once you’ve rubbed in the spices and made the mop sauce, store your brisket covered in the fridge overnight.

When you’re ready to cook your brisket, preheat your smoker to 225°F and add soaked wood chips for smoke flavor. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that your brisket reaches an internal temperature of 195°F for tender and flavorful results.

Storing leftover brisket is easy – simply wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to four days. To reheat, place the brisket on a foil-lined baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake at 350°F until heated through.

For best results, I recommend making the mop sauce fresh rather than making it ahead of time, as it can get thick and difficult to apply if left sitting for too long. However, if you do have leftovers of your homemade mop sauce, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

This millionaire brisket is a crowd-pleaser, and storing and reheating leftovers is simple enough that you can enjoy it again and again throughout the week. Whether you’re serving up barbeque sandwiches or pairing sliced brisket with baked beans and cornbread, you won’t be disappointed by how easily this recipe can go from fridge to table!

Tips for Perfect Results

To ensure that your Texas brisket w/ coffee and beer mop sauce turns out perfect, here are some tips that can help you achieve the best results.

Firstly, to make a truly flavorful brisket, use fresh ground black pepper and kosher salt to rub on the meat before smoking. These simple ingredients will help tenderize your brisket and add delicious all-around seasoning to your meat.

Secondly, for the mop sauce, it’s best to use a fresh brew of coffee instead of instant coffee. A cup of dark strong coffee can make all the difference in bringing out the richness of flavor in your brisket. Additionally, choose a beer that has malt flavors and low bitterness like brown ale or bock beer to complement the beefy taste of your brisket.

Thirdly, don’t forget to let your brisket rest before slicing it. This allows the juices to settle back into the meat, making it more tender and moist when sliced. Take it off from heat and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Fourthly, when adding wood chips for smoking, soak them in water overnight so that they will produce smoke slowly during the cooking process. This way, you can avoid burning them too quickly and creating an acrid flavor in your brisket.

Lastly, remember to baste your brisket regularly with your beer and coffee mop sauce while smoking. This adds additional moisture and enhances the flavors further while keeping the meat moist during cooking.

With these helpful tips, you’ll be able to create a millionaire brisket that is packed full of flavor with a perfect balance of smokiness and tenderness without any dry spots!


Now that you have a clear understanding of how to make millionaire Brisket with coffee and beer mop sauce, let us delve into some common questions that may arise as you prepare this Texas style delicacy. In this section, I will attempt to address the most frequently asked questions about the recipe, providing valuable insights and helpful tips to prepare an unforgettable meal. Whether you’re a seasoned pitmaster or a first-timer, these FAQs will guide you through the cooking process and help you achieve perfect results every time!

Should you use a mop sauce on brisket?

If you’re planning to cook brisket soon, consider using a barbecue mop for some added flavor and moisture. This technique functions similarly to marinating, ensuring your brisket remains succulent and tasty while smoking.

What should I mop my brisket with?

To ensure the meat stays moist and tasty while being smoked, I recommend applying a combination of oil, vinegar, and beer every couple of hours. This method is particularly effective for brisket, as it creates a delicious bark that adds a depth of flavor.

What is mop sauce made of?

A sauce meant for basting during cooking, called mop sauce, is a liquid composition that is typically thin and comprises tomato juice, vinegars, apple cider, beer or a blend of them. It is brushed or mopped on food multiples times as it cooks.

What is the difference between mop and sauce?

When it comes to smoking or grilling, a particular tool that comes in handy is a miniature cotton mop. This is because the sauce used for basting has a thin, watery consistency that resembles more of a mop than a sauce. Typically, ingredients like vinegar, beer, wine, Worcestershire sauce, or fruit juice are commonly used to make this type of sauce.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, with this recipe, you’ll be able to create the perfect Texas-style brisket that is sure to impress even the most seasoned BBQ enthusiasts. The rich and bold flavors of the coffee and beer mop sauce, combined with the succulent smoky meat, provide a taste experience unlike any other.

By following the easy-to-follow steps outlined in this recipe, you will be able to create a millionaire brisket that your friends and family will not forget anytime soon. They’ll be reminiscing about the delicious flavors long after the meal is done.

So why wait? Gather the ingredients and get started on smoking your own Texas brisket w/ coffee and beer mop sauce today! Make adjustments as needed to personalize it to your liking. This dish is sure to satisfy anyone looking for an authentic taste of Texas BBQ.

Texas Brisket W/ Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce

Texas Brisket W/ Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce Recipe

Found at Food Network. Recommends using wood chips for smoky flavor. Looks labor intensive but one of these days I'll get around to trying it. If you beat me to it, let me know how it goes!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 1044.2 kcal



  • 1/4 cup kosher salt or 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons pure chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (5 -6 lb) center-cut piece beef brisket
  • 6 slices bacon

Mop Sauce

  • 1/3 cup beer
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coffee
  • 1/3 cup beef stock or 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • Make the rub by placing the salt, brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, pepper, onion powder, and oregano in a small bowl and stir to mix.
  • If your brisket has a thick layer of fat, trim it to a thickness of 1/4-inch.
  • Place the brisket in a roasting pan and generously sprinkle both sides with the rub, using about 3 tablespoons per side and patting it into the meat with your fingertips.
  • The leftover rub can be stored for several months in a jar.
  • You can cook the brisket right away, but it will taste better if you let it cure in the refrigerator covered for at least 4 to 24 hours.
  • When ready to cook, place the brisket in the center of the hot grate, fat side up, over the drip pan and away from the heat.
  • Drape the bacon slices over the top of the meat, and then cover the grill.
  • Cook the brisket until very tender, 5 to 6 hours or until the internal temperature reaches about 190 degrees F. Generously mop or baste the meat on both sides with the mop sauce.
  • Wrap the brisket in aluminum foil, and continue cooking until done.
  • Transfer the grilled 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.
  • Serve with favorite BBQ sauce.

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Serving: 371gCalories: 1044.2kcalCarbohydrates: 12.8gProtein: 51.2gFat: 86.3gSaturated Fat: 33.4gCholesterol: 218.5mgSodium: 4178.4mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 7.8g
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