Brisket is a beef cut taken from the breast section beneath the first five ribs, behind the foreshank. It comprises the pectoral muscles of the, which support much of the animal’s weight. Consequently, brisket can be a large cut of meat and is rich in the connective tissue collagen. Braised, smoked, or slowly roasted, it’s rendered soft and satisfying with incredible flavour. The ultimate Texan BBQ cut.