Monday, June 20, 2011

Barbecued Brisket

This Father's Day I have been thinking a lot about how lucky I am to have the father I have. One of my earliest memories of him is standing over the grill cooking something scrumptious for us. If I was really lucky I could pull my special chair up and watch. After awhile I got to hand him the sauce or some other tool he might need. He explained the science behind what he was doing. How important it was to have the right temperature, not to press the meat or it would dry out, little life lessons were given. This was "man territory" and I had been invited in. I can hardly smell a grill and not remember some of our talks.
This recipe has been modified so that you can cook it in an oven. I know...but when you pull it out of the oven you will have that lovely smell of barbecue.

Barbecue Brisket

1/2 cup ketsup

1/2 cup apple cider

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 minced garlic

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 3-pound brisket

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon oil [I use olive oil]

1 large yellow onion - chopped

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Whisk the ketsup, apple cider, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce,garlic, and brown sugar together in a medium bowl until smooth.Season the meat with the salt and pepper.Heat oil over medium high heat in a dutch oven.Add the brisket and brown both sides - about 4 minutes on each side. Add the onions and ketsup mixture and stir to combine. Cover, transfer to oven, and braise until the meat is very tender and pulls apart easily with a fork - about 2 1/2 hours.

Serve as is or on soft rolls. Makes 6 servings.
[later this week I will have the potato salad recipe to serve with this!]


Terri Kahrs said...

There's nothing more special than the relationship between a father and a daughter. I can "hear" the love in your "voice"! My Dad's been gone for many years, but I still remember his kindness and smile . . . and sometimes, I truly feel his love surrounding me.

Thanks for this yummy recipe! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Ann said...

what a lovely post!!
the memory of my dad at the grill...flames reaching for the sky,a squirt of lighter fluid on an already raging fire...swoosh!!!! without eyebrows!!! really!!!! to him..a bigger flame was always better!!!..then again,he adored cremated meat!!!!
thanks so much for the recipe..I can hardly wait to try it! my mouth is watering just thinking about it..and i swear i smell barbecue sauce!!
you are such a sweetheart to share it!

Shopgirl said...

This is a amazing post.
And the yummie food...I wish you warm days and cool nights and thank you for sharing. Hugs, mary

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful.....I just love your blog:)
Not only a wonderful story but omg am I glad I already ate lunch elsewise I´d have to tear into my screen here and I am not even a big meat eater.

Berrie Hamby said...

I love a good recipe with a great story. I just put the brisket in the oven. Your recipe won out over all the ones I showed my husband. I am sure it will be delicious! Thank you so much.