Table 36 Chef's Table Beef BrisketLast night, I hosted a Fantasy Football draft out by my pool.  This is truly one of my favorite days of the year.  A bunch of out of shape guys hanging out in a pool swilling beer and yelling taunts at each other without a pause.  But I digress.  Each year I make a bunch of food and drink the beer that my buddies bring.  We seem to feel it’s a pretty good trade.  This year I didn’t pulled one of my own recipes, but rather a recipe from the mother of a friend of mine.  Miriam’s mom’s brisket recipe is extremely simple, but brisket is such a flavorful cut of meat that it just doesn’t matter.  The cooking process happens over two days, but the meat at the end is so tender that, once it’s sliced, you won’t need a knife.

1 12-14 lb. Beef Brisket

1 large onion, sliced

2 2 liters of Ginger Ale

Seasoned Salt

Garlic Powder

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Trim some of the fat cap off of the brisket.  Score what fat is left on the top with a sharp knife.  Spread the sliced onions in the bottom of a large roasting pan.  Season the brisket liberally with the seasoned salt and garlic powder.  Place it on top of the onions, pour in one 2 liter of ginger ale, and cover with foil.  Bake for 3 hours.  Remove the brisket from the oven, drain the liquid, and let cool.  Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°.  Add the other two liter of ginger ale to the roasting pan and reheat for an hour.  Slice and serve with mashed potatoes.  Or make a sandwich (I had two last night).  Or shove it directly into your craw (not all my friends are all that civilized).

Enjoy!

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One Response to A Jewish Grandmother’s Brisket

  1. Everyone that has a Jewish mother or grandmother has a similar recipe but this one appears to be the easiest one I have seen yet. I was practically salivating when I read it. And, eating brisket with cigars is something I never thought of. Smoking a great cigar with great food is alway a treat and as you know, I think your cigars are some of the best on the market.
    Keep up the great blending and let me know when you are ready for me to write a review of the Peacemaker.

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