I like brisket but I’ve never made one before today.
For tomorrow’s party I cooked a 4.5 pound brisket.
First I let it come to room temperature (about an hour). I couldn’t decide whether to cook it in my large paella pan or cut it in half to braise in a Dutch oven. I decided on the Dutch oven so I wouldn’t have to fool with foil.
Then, following this recipe, I browned the meat in the oven while making the sauce.
I used fresh rosemary from my pots near the porch and chopped it in a small electric herb grinder. I used about half the herbs and spices since my piece of meat was about half size.
I replaced the wine in the sauce with bone broth because my family doesn’t like wine-flavored sauces.
The brisket cooked for 4 hours and came out nice and tender. I let it cool then put it in the refrigerator.
The sauce is delicious and very spicy. Instead of blending the sauce smooth I decided I like it chunky. Tomorrow we’ll heat up the sauce and serve the meat at room temperature.
When was the last time you cooked a piece of beef?