Labor Day Smoked Brisket


Sam Mlambo
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Labor Day Smoked Brisket

A day at home is a day to cook, and the upcoming Labor Day holiday is no exception. To honor and acknowledge the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States, why not cook your favorite Saladmaster dish?

This smoked brisket will have your family and guests in awe when you tell them it was done on your stovetop in just under 4 hours, not 12-16 hours like in a traditional outdoor smoker.


  • 2 lb brisket, fat trimmed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to season
  • mesquite wood chips
  • water


  1. Soak wood chips in water for 30 mins and then drain.
  2. Add the wood chips to the skillet and place the utility rack in the skillet ensuring that it is not resting on the wood chips.
  3. Using a knife, poke holes into the brisket and add pieces of garlic into the holes for added flavor.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, or your preferred seasoning on both sides.
  5. Place brisket on the rack and cover.
  6. Turn heat to medium-high and once the Vapo-Valve starts clicking steadily, turn heat down to medium-low.
  7. Be mindful when uncovering, the smoke will escape like with a traditional smoker.
  8. Cook until the brisket is cooked through, approximately 3-4 hours depending on your stove setting.
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