Celebrate game day with a classic regional staple from Brad Prose by piling brisket onto these KC Burnt End Sandwiches. Slow smoked brisket forms a dark, crusty bark before being slowly braised and glazed with delicious red barbecue sauce. Each gem is tasty on it’s own, but piled high on a toasted bun is the best way to transport them to your mouth!
Ingredients for Brisket
- 4-5 pound brisket point
- ½ cup BBQGuys x Spiceology Kansas Rub
- ¼ cup beef broth or stock
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- Potato buns for serving
- Mayo or butter for toasting
Items You'll Need
- Trim the brisket point of any loose fat or silverskin. Season all sides generously with the BBQGuys x Spiceology Kansas Rub. Allow the brisket to rest at room temperature and heat up your smoker to 250°F.
- Place the brisket in the smoker and allow it to cook undisturbed for about 3 hours. Check on it to make sure it has a great color, the bark should be darker and firm.
- Once the temperature is around 165°F, remove it and place it on a sheet of heavy duty foil. Pour on the beef broth and wrap it up tight. Return to the smoker and turn up the heat to 300°F. Use your temperature probe to monitor the brisket.
- After about 90 minutes, the brisket will reach about 195-200°F. Check the thickest parts to make sure it’s very tender.
- Remove the brisket and slice into cubes. Add the cubes to a sheet pan or foil pan, and pour in the beef juices that were left over. Add in the barbecue sauce and mix everything gently until the brisket is coated. Set the pan back in the smoker for about 25-35 minutes until the sauce is tacky on the outside.
- Toast the buns and pile on the brisket burnt ends. They are traditionally served with pickles or onions on the side.
Outdoor Kitchen Design for the Cooking Enthusiast
Thanks to a large and active family, we designed this outdoor kitchen project to fill larger parties accommodating a wider variety of guests. Both primary clients are highly active in their indoor kitchen; they requested an entertaining space to match their energy. "I can't tell you how much I value clients who come to us knowing what they want," says Erin Hopsen, outdoor kitchen design manager. "Sure, minds change throughout the process, no matter how much research you try to do upfront. But these two came to us with a game plan: they knew all the grilling styles they wanted and had a budget to match. The whole process went over pretty smoothly, come to think of it. Fewer speed bumps than usual!"
A recently renovated backyard served as the perfect canvas for this outdoor kitchen. The clients had big ideas for the surrounding space, so the design team needed to factor in a whole lot of cooking versatility into this walled corner. This meant choosing elements that could double up when necessary — such as a dual-purpose grilling station, a sink to double as a cocktail preparation zone, and plenty of outdoor kitchen storage. Incorporating a freestanding pizza oven consumed precious space, but the clients' love for the Italian classic was unmistakable (and no pizza lover on the team was willing to try and convince them otherwise). With a few changes in detail and some out-of-the-box thinking, the team designed an outdoor kitchen fit to feed the entire family reunion.
Dual Fuel Grills Expand Your Options
In this outdoor kitchen, space was no concern — but the clients wanted a lot of cooking versatility. "That's why I suggested the Coyote Centaur Dual Fuel Grill!" Erin tells us. "You can easily grill with both gas and charcoal from one station, which is pretty exciting. I mean, why choose?" As a bonus, Erin suggested the Coyote double side burner, a great surface to fit large or odd cookware for boiling vegetables, sautéing sides, and more.Shop Built-In Gas Grills
Pizza Oven Lovin’
"It sounded like his wife really loved growing up near a homegrown pizza parlor!" Erin went on. "So, when they learned that we could set them up with a wood-fired pizza for the outdoor kitchen... well, who can say 'no' to that?" When the clients wanted to work closely with their contractors on a custom brick enclosure, Erin chose the Chicago Brick Oven DIY Kit. "Based off of age-old Italian designs, too. As close to authentic as I could get!"Shop Built-In Pizza Ovens
Deep Fryer for a Deep Feast
"He grew up in the South, and he told me he grew up fishing. Staying close to the good cooking was a must... like fried fish!" Erin explained. The Cajun Fryer 6-gallon deep fryer made an excellent fit for the clients' needs: he was thrilled that it held 12–15 catfish filets, and she loved the idea of frying whole turkeys in it. "This is an outdoor kitchen meant to entertain, and this deep fryer alone can handle 35–40 guests. I mean, I call that a bargain."Shop Outdoor Deep Fryers
Teppanyaki Time with a Flat Top Grill
In an outdoor kitchen boasting gas and charcoal grills, side burners, a deep fryer, and a pizza oven, was there any room for improvement? "Of course there was! Are you kidding me?" Wanting all the bases covered, the clients asked Erin for one last appliance suggestion. "At first, I was thinking a large griddle. But once they saw the Turbo Grills teppanyaki, they fell in love. I think he envisioned a little showing off for his guests at the counter."Shop Built-In Gas Griddles & Flat Top Grills
Refresh With a Libation Station
For whipping up cocktails at the ready, a sink and prep zone like the Coyote Refreshment Center is a great addition to any space. "She bartended her way through college, and that's a real lively skill to keep on tap," Erin adds. "Hey, like beer!" While the clients opted to skip the kegerator, they asked for a spot for rinsing glasses or slicing fruit. This sink fit the bill with water line access, bottle shelf, built-in cutting board, and even a condiment tray.Shop Bar Centers
Stylish Seats by Sunset West
Sunset West designs and handmakes fine seating to borderline artisanal standards. When it came time to select the outdoor furniture, Erin quickly sold them on the brand. "If they were just meticulous, that'd be one thing. But they're some of the nicest people we've ever worked with! I like to recommend them because we know they build luxury products using only premium materials, like Sunbrella fabric, and stand by their work."Shop Outdoor Kitchen Bar Stools