Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I killed BBQ Beef Brisket

Alex and I are relocating to Colorado so we have been trying to clean all the food out of our freezer. I pulled out a beef brisket we got from Costco a couple of weeks ago and found a pretty decent recipe at for BBQ beef brisket. It looked easy enough...but I managed to kill it. I blame it on the vague instructions in the recipe.

BBQ Beef Brisket:
4 pounds beef brisket
salt to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup barbecue sauce - I used Famous Dave's BBQ sauce.
1 cup water - I used beer because of the suggestion from the other users.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees).

Sprinkle both sides of brisket with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Place in a large covered roasting pan.
Cook covered with no water at 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) allowing 1 hour per pound.
Before last hour of cooking, remove brisket and slice.
Return slices to pan and add barbecue sauce mixed with water. Cover meat with sauce, cover, and cook 1 hour longer.
I don't like recipes that tell you how long to cook the meat based on the weight of the piece of meat you are using. Because we purchased the meat at Costco we had repackaged it from the original packaging. As a result, I didn't know exactly how much meat I was working with. I cooked the meat for too long and charred the outside. UG! Fortunately, it was still edible.
I definitely suggest trying out this recipe. It is KILLER! Word to the wise...know the weight of the meat you are using!

1 comment:

Tronner said...

I find the recipes on those sites to be suspect at best. Glad to see new posts, though! :)