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How to Cook Brisket in a Roaster Oven

author image Natalie Smith
Natalie Smith is a technical writing professor specializing in medical writing localization and food writing. Her work has been published in technical journals, on several prominent cooking and nutrition websites, as well as books and conference proceedings. Smith has won two international research awards for her scholarship in intercultural medical writing, and holds a PhD in technical communication and rhetoric.
How to Cook Brisket in a Roaster Oven
A sliced beef brisket. Photo Credit: 8by5/iStock/Getty Images

Beef brisket is a staple for any barbecue because it is a versatile and inexpensive cut of beef. A roaster will cook your brisket in a similar time frame and manner as using a roaster pan in your regular oven, and many roasters have a nonstick liner that can be removed and cleaned, which makes cleanup a breeze. Many home cooks also prefer electric ovens for their convenience; you can have a slow-roasted, savory beef brisket and cook your sides at the same time in your conventional oven.

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Step 1

Preheat your roaster to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Season your brisket with any dry seasonings or rubs that you are using.

Step 3

Place the brisket in the roaster and add the water or beef stock.

Step 4

Place the lid on the roaster and roast the brisket for four hours.

Step 5

Test the brisket with a fork. If you can insert a fork deep into the brisket and pull it out easily, it is ready. If the brisket is not yet tender, put it back into the roaster and roast for 10 more minutes. Repeat this process until the brisket is finished.

Step 6

Remove the brisket from the roaster. Allow the brisket to rest for 30 minutes before you carve it and add sauce to taste.

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