4 lb. brisket
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon sage
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
1 ½ cup ketchup
- If the brisket has abundant fat, trim some of the fat off before proceeding. Spread salt and pepper over all surfaces of the brisket.
- In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Pour 1/3 of the sauce in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place brisket on the sauce. Pour 1/3 of the sauce on top of the brisket. Cover and bake in a 275º oven for 4 ¼ hours.
- Slice thinly and serve with the remainder of the sauce.