Friday, March 7, 2008

Brisket Recipe

I don't know how I forgot to take a picture of the results of my brisket, but unfortunately there is nothing left to take a picture of. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed though.

24 Hour Marinaded BBQ Brisket

Ingredients
6 lbs of Beef Brisket
6 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ spice rub
4 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of liquid smoke
2 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

The first step is to trim off any excess fat from the brisket. There tends to be a layer on the top that is about 1/4 inch thick. The meat has plenty of interior marbling so you will will still end up with moist brisket even if you trim off the top fat.

In a small bowl mix together the Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, water, honey and brown sugar until evenly blended. Put the brisket in a large bowl or pan and pour the liquid mixture over the meat, turning the meat multiple times until evenly coated. Pour out any excess liquid mixture that has not been absorbed by the meat. Add your dry rub liberally to the brisket (don't hold back, the more the merrier here) and make sure all sides are evenly covered. Put the brisket in a plastic bag (I would double up to make sure sauce doesn't drip into the fridge) and leave for 24 hours.

Put the brisket into your crockpot and set on low for 12 hours. Pour a little BBQ sauce on top of the meat and then let cook for 12 hours. Once completed, put the brisket in a pan and shred using 2 forks. There should be a decent amount of liquid left in the crockpot from the juices of the brisket. Using a large spoon, drizzle the 1/2 of the remaining juices over the meat (this adds some moisture back to the meat as well as flavor). Add the remainder of your BBQ sauce in and stir until evenly distributed.

I recommend putting the brisket in a 250 degree oven for about 20 minutes right before serving. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of your rub and drizzle some BBQ sauce on top to give it a a little more of crust.

3 comments:

Crockpot Lady said...

Jared, this sounds wonderful! I'm going to try it next time I have a big hunk o' meat in the house.
-steph

Jared said...

Steph,

You'll have to let me know how it turns out for you. I'm looking forward to trying out that beef ribs recipe. Have to say I'm amazed at the versatility that a crockpot has. Never would have guessed that you could do a seafood alfredo.

Arlene said...

This was certainly serindipity! I was just looking through the latest issue of Bon Appetit and there was a recipe for BBQ brisket, which I love, but it was far too complex, whether you used a charcoal grill or gas grill. This sounds like the way I make pulled pork, so I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks!