So I picked her braised brisket recipe to start with. Silly of me, considering I rarely cook a beef recipe well. But this one turned out good! I was rather proud. Husband and I are big brisket lovers and it's hard to find really good brisket. I think Husband was a little disappointed because this isn't like BBQ brisket. He said it had more of a pot roast thing going on, but for me it was different than pot roast.
I'm not going to re-type Pioneer Woman's recipe here. You can find it on her blog HERE. She has lots of great step-by-step pictures and the whole recipe. She's much more detailed than I would be so it's best to get it there.
|Out of the oven after 4.5-5 hours in the oven.|
|Sliced (after trimming the fat) and ready for dinner!|
|I served mine with twice baked potatoes and corn.|
- I followed the recipe as exact as I could. PW said to use a 7-10 pound brisket but the biggest cut we found was 5.5 lbs. Next time I'll think farther ahead and get a custom cut.
- When she says to marinate 24-48 hours, she means it. I ran out of time and mine only marinated about 20 hours. It wasn't tough by any means, but I definitely think it should have marinated longer. Next time I'll allow for more time.
- GREAT FLAVOR! While it's obviously not a BBQ style, it has great flavor.
- Reheated amazingly well. Both of took left overs for lunch and agreed that it reheated very well.
I unknowingly made another recipe from this cook book for our Father's Day cookout. Check out PW's The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake. Ever.