Recipes and Cooking Tips for Perfect Beef Brisket

Recipes and Cooking Tips for Perfect Beef Brisket

There's nothing like a piece of juicy, tender beef brisket. But who knew there were so many different ways to prepare it? Check out these beef brisket recipes and cooking tips for ideas on how to go about making the perfect beef brisket!


Beef Brisket - Make sure to plan ahead - this brisket cooks for up to 12 hours.

Easy Beef Brisket - Leftovers from this delicious slow-cooked beef make really good sandwiches.

Grandma's Beef Brisket - Red wine vinegar, chili sauce, and garlic flavor the slow-cooked beef.

Southwestern Beef Brisket - Chili powder, oregano and cumin flavor this easy beef dish.

Beef Brisket Bar-B-Q Sandwich - I have had this recipe for about 10 years. I have not shared it with anyone, not even family. But it's very very good. The moment you smell it cooking, you got to have it. It's our summer favorite and it goes a long ways!

What is Brisket?

The term "brisket" refers to a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of the animal. While every animal can have a "brisket" component, the term is most often associated with beef or veal brisket. Depending on the cut, the meat can be lean or fatty.

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Different Methods of Preparation

Brisket has historically been prepared many different ways across many different cultures. A staple of Jewish cooking, brisket is often braised like a pot roast in this style of cuisine. In China and Hong Kong, brisket can be cooked with spices and then used in soups as a tender beef component. One of the most common ways to prepare brisket in Southern United States is to smoke it on the barbecue, and rub it down with seasoning. The style and method of preparation is up to you but if you follow some of these tips, your brisket will be perfect every time!

Braising Tips

First trim off all excess fat. To give your brisket some more flavor, first brown the meat in a little oil for 20 minutes on medium heat. Then place it into the braising liquid and let it simmer over low heat until tender.

Smoking Tips

Begin your process at night since it will take all night to cook. Use a meat thermometer! The highest temperature your meat should reach is 185 degrees! Another handy tool to consider might be a temperature alarm to make sure the meat does not exceed this temperature.


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