Happy December! The holiday season is almost here, and I can’t believe how fast the end of the year is approaching. Is your holiday menu planned yet?? If not, you should definitely make this BEST beef brisket recipe! Emphasis on “best,” because I’m not kidding around here.
I grew up with my mom making this brisket quite a few times a year. It was most popular when we had friends over, since it was a one pot meal that could feed a lot of hungry swimmers! However, she did make it almost every holiday of the year… because why not?! It’s THAT GOOD. So good, in fact, that people used to invite themselves over whenever it was on the menu.
This recipe seriously makes one crazy tender, fall-apart piece of meat! It originally started with Emeril’s Passover Brisket recipe (anyone else use to watch his show back then?) and eventually evolved so much over the years. We make this to be a gluten free brisket by making sure the ketchup and chili sauce is gluten free, but that’s it! The sauce is mildly sweet, flavored with onion and garlic, and topped with whole carrots and potatoes. Is your mouth watering yet?
Because brisket is a tough piece of meat, you need to cook it low and slow. Pick out a piece of meat that is well marbled, with just a thin layer of fat over the top. You want some fat during the cooking process, so don’t pick a completely trimmed piece of meat with no fat. You can always trim off the excess at the end after the cooking process. I also recommend a few special tools for this recipe: a large 18” roast pan with lid (make sure it’s stovetop-safe), and an electric cutting knife. The electric knife isn’t necessary, but it definitely makes cutting this meat a whole lot easier!
There may be quite a few steps to making this brisket recipe, but trust me… you will be rewarded! The best part is that it can all be serve out of the pot roast pan if you wish, and it can feed about 8-10 people. We always seem to have some leftovers, which can be used to make a fantastic brisket sandwich the next day. One thing is for sure, this brisket is sure to be the highlight of your next family of holiday meal.
Recipe adapted from Emeril’s Passover Brisket.
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