Smoked Marinated Brisket

This is a simple marinade for a small brisket.  Be sure to cut thin slices, at a slant, across the grain of the meat.

Ingredients:

1 - 3 to  4 lb. Brisket (see note below)
Meat tenderizer
2 cups Italian salad dressing
1 teaspoon chili powder

Sprinkle meat thoroughly with meat tenderizer and let set 5 –10 minutes.  Combine Italian dressing and chili powder for marinade.  Pour over brisket and marinate overnight.  Remove brisket from marinade and water-smoke.

Charcoal:  Use 7 – 8lbs. Charcoal, 4 quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 3 –4 ½ hours.

Electric:  Use 4 quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 3 – 4 hours.

Note:  For a 5 –pound brisket, use 8 – 10 pounds and increase smoking time (charcoal and electric) 1 to 1 ½ hours.

Serves 6 – 8