BBQ Beef Recipes

BEST Traeger Brisket Recipe for Beginners | Step-by-Step NO-FAIL method

Crispy bark, juicy slices and a smoke ring! This Traeger brisket recipe is the best way to cook your brisket on a Traeger and get the no-fail results you want!

Need to cook your first brisket on a Traeger and don’t want to screw it up? Here is a method and a few BBQ hacks that will give you perfect results the first time you smoke a brisket.

Get the tools you need to do the job:

Traeger Pro 575:

Injection Needle:

Heat Resistant Gloves:

My BBQ Essentials Buying Guide:
Meater+ Wireless Leave-in temperature probe (Essential for long cooks, temp alerts and temp graphs for nerding out and recording how your cooks went. It’s a game changer for BBQ):
Meater website:
Get the MEATER on Amazon:
Cheap Instant-Read Temp Probe (If you have no budget and can buy nothing else. It’s a good starter and will work for a year or two just fine. Not a replacement for a leave-in probe):
Marinade Injector (needed to inject brisket, pork, turkey etc. to retain moisture and add flavor):
Tongs (click click! I like the silicon ones because they don’t mess up the bark as much):
Set of Good BBQ Knives:
Bread Knife (Your workhorse for slicing brisket):
Cutting board (get a big one with juice channels, trust me):
Cotton and black nitrile gloves (use them both for heat + liquid protection):
Heavy duty rubber gloves (When you get sick of throwing out all your disposable gloves):
Reynolds Wrap Pitmasters Choice Aluminum Foil (for wrapping):
Butcher paper (also for wrapping):
Wood chunks (for the Oklahoma Joe’s, Weber Kettle, WSM etc.):
Wood chips (for electric smokers):
Pellets (for pellet grills):

Rub Recipe:
– 1/2 cup paprika
– 1/2 cup kosher salt
– 1/2 cup white sugar
– 1/2 cup black pepper
– 2 tbsp garlic powder
– 2 tbsp onion powder

Finishing Bark Rub Recipe

– 1 tbsp coconut shell activated charcoal powder (food safe on label)
– 1 tbsp paprika
– 2 tbsp brown sugar

Cook Notes:

Original of the video here

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