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Sometimes you need a hearty, family-pleasing dish to prepare ahead of time and enjoy for a couple of days. And if it's a favorite that works well for a big gathering or any old chilly weekend, even better. Just those kinds of easy recipes are there for the taking from Pace, the Texas-based picante-sauce outfit. This oven brisket version is sure to become a hit, as well as others found at www.pacefoods.com. Make plenty of baked beans and coleslaw, too.

Sweet and spicy barbecued brisket

Serves 10

1 (5-pound) trimmed beef brisket

Ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon garlic powder

2 cups Pace Picante Sauce

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce

1. Season beef with pepper and garlic powder and place in a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Combine picante sauce, brown sugar and Worcestershire in a small bowl, stirring to mix well. Spread picante sauce mixture over beef. Cover with heavy foil and refrigerate overnight.

2. Bake, covered, at 300 degrees for 41/2 hours or until beef is fork-tender. Slice or shred beef. Serve on sandwich buns.

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