Monday, November 5, 2012

Recipe:Texas Oven-Roasted Beef Brisket

I had a huge piece of Brisket left in the freezer  so I as always, googled some recipes. I found a few that sounded pretty alright but decided to go with Paula Deen's Brisket recipe, cause I mean really, how can that woman go wrong?

2 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon dry mustard
1   bay leaf, crushed
4 lb beef brisket, trimmed
1 1/2 cup beef stock
1 1/2 cup water

I really liked this recipe because aside from the beef stock I had all the ingredients in the cupboard!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Make a dry rub by combining chili powder, salt, garlic and onion powders, black pepper, sugar, dry mustard, and bay leaf. Season the raw brisket on both sides with the rub. Place in a roasting pan and roast, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Add beef stock and enough water to yield about 1/2 inch of liquid in the roasting pan. Lower oven to 300 degrees F, cover pan tightly and continue cooking for 3 hours, or until fork-tender.

Trim the fat and slice meat thinly across the grain. Top with juice from the pan.

Served it with garlic mash and brown sugar carrots! This was an insanely easy recipe with a huge pay off. Took max 10 mins to toss together before putting it in the oven, the meat turned out amazingly tasty and moist and I didn't have to pay any attention to it for 3 hours!

Perfect recipe to try for a Sunday night dinner or if you are having people over because this cut of meat is cheap you get so much for your money!