Thursday, July 30, 2009

Step by Step Brisket Cooking Instructions

Here is a step by step brisket cooking tutorial for your enjoyment. You can use this with a charcoal grill or smoker. If you use a charcoal grill cook only over indirect heat.

The first step to delicious brisket is to prepare the meat. A 10-12 pound brisket works best for me. Make sure your brisket has some fat on it as this is a key to tenderness. The first thing you want to do is drain you're brisket in the sink for at least 10 minutes. Once you have done this you should score the fight layer by cutting squares right down to the meat. Now you have a decision to make. Do you want to use a dry rub or marinate your brisket in a liquid concoction.

Here are recipes for wet marinade and a dry rub
5 slices bacon, minced
1 c. minced onions
1 1/2 c. beef broth
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 lemon, quartered
2 tbsp. chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
cook bacon and add all ingrdients to sauce pot and heat until bacon is done
put brisket in a glass,stainless or copper bowl or pan(never use plastic) cover, refrigerate and let stand overnight


2 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. cracked black peppercorns
1 tbsp. cracked white peppercorns (I substitute ground white pepper)
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. dry mustard
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar

mix all ingredients together and pat unto brisket
wrap brisket in aluminum foil and let rest in refrigerator 2-4 hours

Now its time to cook
Start your fire. I use a charcoal water smoker grill with beef broth in the water pan
when the coals are ready(usually around 30 minutes)its time to place the brisket on the grill. ALWAYS cook the brisket fat side up as the melting fat is what will tenderize the brisket. Cover the grill and cook for 8-12 hours. Remove brisket from grill and wrap with foil. Let brisket rest for 1 hour. Slice and enjoy
It is really a very easy process to make a great brisket so please give it a try

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Anonymous said...

Interesting Addup!
Charcoal Barbeque

Al Parker said...

And delicious!

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