how do you fix a beef brisket

Beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, so you’re going to want to use the low-and-slow method here. We cook it in a 425° oven for over an hour to develop that golden-brown crust, then reduce the heat to 300°, add broth and seasoning, cover with foil, and cook until tender—around 2 hours and 30 minutes more.

To-die-for Beef Brisket that really makes the most out of this cut of beef! This Slow Cooker brisket is cooked in a simple homemade BBQ sauce until it’s deliciously tender and infused with incredible flavour. Serve with a side of Coleslaw or Macaroni Salad and steamed corn. Or pile high onto rolls and make sliders!

I really am not a girls’ girl when it comes to food. I don’t gaze in wonder at stunningly decorated multi-tier cakes. I don’t ooh and aah over pretty little chocolates. I have no interest in learning how to make candy.

But I do go gah-gah over sights like this – a giant hunk of flavour loaded brisket.

HOW TO STORE BRISKET

If you have leftover brisket, store it covered in the refrigerator, covered tightly.

Wrap cooled brisket in a sheet of parchment paper and then wrap it in some aluminum foil.

Keep in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

Cooking brisket – in brief

  • What is brisket? A cut of beef that needs to be cooked slowly to break down the connective tissues. The unique thing about this cut of beef is that it can be slow cooked so it’s fork tender, yet is still sliceable. It also has a better beefy flavour compared to other slow cooking beef cuts like chuck.
  • Is there another name for brisket? There’s no other name for raw brisket, that is the name of the cut. But you will see it sold in stores already prepared in the form of corned beef, pastrami and silverside which is brisket that’s been brined.
  • What cut of meat is similar to brisket? There is no cut of beef with the same cooking qualities. For this recipe, the best substitute for beef brisket is rolled chuck, like you use for Pot Roast. Otherwise, try the Beef Ribs or Pork Ribs version of this recipe – both terrific!
  • How long does it take to cook? 8 to 10 hours in the slow cooker on low, 1 hr 15 minutes in a pressure cooker, or 5 hours in the oven at 320F/160C.
  • Is brisket supposed to be pink? No. Cooked plain brisket should not be pink, if it is, it is massively undercooked and will be tough. You cannot eat brisket rare. HOWEVER, pastrami and corned beef are pink even after cooking due to the special curing salt they use (like bacon).

how do you fix a beef brisket

What is beef brisket?

Brisket is a cut of beef made for slow cooking, not fast cooking. It’s unique characteristic compared to other slow cooking cuts of beef is that it holds its shape even after hours and hours of slow cooking and can be sliced.

When you slow cook other cuts of slow cooking cuts of beef like chuck (like in Beef Stew), gravy beef (an Australian beef cut) and short ribs, they “fall apart easily because there is more connective tissues running throughout the meat which breakdown with slow cooking.

However, as you can see in the photos in this post, brisket holds together and can be sliced. But the slices are ultra tender and could be shredded easily, see?

how do you fix a beef brisket

Brisket does shred well, but I prefer using chuck beef or ribs for shredding for recipes like slow cooked Shredded Beef Ragu, Shredded Beef Chili and Shredded Mexican Beef.

Those cuts have more fat running through the meat and so the shredded pieces are nice and juicy. Though brisket has a layer of fat on the surface, there actually is not that much fat or connective tissues running through it, so if you shred it then it’s pretty lean.

how do you fix a beef brisket

Beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, so you’re going to want to use the low-and-slow method here. We cook it in a 425° oven for over an hour to develop that golden-brown crust, then reduce the heat to 300°, add broth and seasoning, cover with foil, and cook until tender—around 2 hours and 30 minutes more.

FAQ

What is the best method for cooking a brisket?

You can use a dedicated smoker, a charcoal grill with wet wood chips or a gas grill with wet wood chips set for indirect heat. It’s important to note that BBQ is the process of low, slow dry heat cooking. Grilling is high heat, fast cooking, it’s not BBQ. Cook the brisket for 7 to 10 hours.

How do you make a brisket tender?

We cook our brisket at 250 degrees Fahrenheit (F) using cherry or apple wood from the Northwest. This temperature will break down the connective tissue, rendering some of the intramuscular fat, which in turn keeps the tenderness, and juicy flavor.

How long does it take to cook a brisket?

Our general rule of thumb is to plan on between 30 and 60 minutes per pound when learning how to cook a brisket. For example, a 16-pound brisket cooked at 275 degrees Fahrenheit will take between 10 and 12 hours. The entire process from trimming, injection, seasoning, and cooking will take between 18 and 20 hours.

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