From smoked to oven roasted, slow cooked to braised, Beef Brisket is the ultimate family dinner.
But What Is Brisket?
Beef brisket has the richest natural meaty flavour and is one of my favourite cuts for slow cooking.
The flavour comes, in part, from the extra long cooking time required to break down the fibers of the meat because the brisket comes from the front breastbone of the cow, where you find a lot of connective tissue and muscle that supports much of its weight.
This means brisket holds its shape while cooking so you can slice or shred it afterwards, unlike short ribs or other cuts that shred easily when cooked for a long period of time.
This is great because it means that you don’t have to worry too much about overcooking your beef brisket… it will hold together to the point of being shreddable; but also, that beef brisket is ideal for slow cooking and for a stress free dinner party!
And How Do You Cook Beef Brisket?
In the winter, we love using our slow cooker but brisket can be made in several different ways, here are just a few:
- Pulled to perfection
- Roasted with Sunday veg sides
- In a heart-warming stew with a red wine, port or Guinness just
- Slow Cooked
- Barbecued American-style
- Asian Soup (Pho, Ramen)
Whatever way you chose, Beef Brisket is a cost-effective way of having hearty roasts more often, and if you like meat cooked well-done it’s arguably the best cut to buy.
Now it’s up to you… call in the shop, take a brisket home and let us know what you think! And don’t forget to share your photos and tag us!