A Bit About Beef Brisket

 Mouth watering beef brisket, slow cooked to perfection. Serve with a side of rice, beans, or potatoes.

A bit about brisket

Brisket is one of the 9 Primal Cuts of Beef comes from the lower chest of beef or veal and is commonly used to make corned beef and pastrami.

Brisket is one of those cuts of beef that HAS to be cooked slowly, smoked, cured, or braised in order for the connective tissue to break down. If you were to cook this like a regular piece of steak, it would be extremely tough.

In my experience, this is an extremely forgiving cut of meat. You can cook it for HOURS and it still comes out fork tender, yet it can still be sliced. 

Flavor wise, it does have a "beefy" taste compared to say a chuck roast. It always tastes better a day after cooking, because the flavor have had the chance to develop and deepen, which makes it great for leftovers or meal prep.

How to cook brisket

Slow cooking a three-pound brisket will take 8-10 hours on LOW. You will want to aim for two hours and thirty-six minutes per pound. Cooking on low is the way to go to get the best results; with this cut of meat, the longer the better.

Rubs and Sauces for Brisket

Brisket Rub

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, powder, and salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoons mustard powder
  1. Mix in a bowl and rub over brisket. It can be left in the fridge to dry marinade for 30 minutes - 24 hours.

Basic BBQ Sauce

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  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brisket drippings
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (apple cider vinegar can be used instead)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp black ground black pepper
  • 1-tsp each of salt, smoked paprika, onion powder, mustard powder, and garlic powder
  1. Add ingredients to crock pot and stir together, then add your brisket. 
  2. Or add ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for 20-30 minutes. 


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