Make a dry rub by combining chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, sugar, dry mustard and crushed bay leaf.
Season the raw brisket on both sides with the rub. Place in roasting pan and roast, uncovered, for one hour at 350° F.
Add the beef broth and enough water to make 1/2 inch liquid in roasting pan. Lower oven to 300°s; F, cover pan tightly and continue cooking for 3 hours or until fork tender.
Trim the fat and slice meat thinly across the grain.Makes 4 Source: