Right before Easter my mom asked me if I could make a brisket for Easter lunch. I said sure, then realized I had no brisket recipe. I’d made a pot roast in the crockpot but never had I attempted a brisket in any fashion before.
I quickly began scouring the Internet for a recipe. I’m not the biggest BBQ sauce fan; I think it tends to over power the intended flavor of the meat so I wanted to avoid recipes that included it. As I searched I noticed that quite a few recipes call for “Liquid Smoke,” which just seemed weird to me so I dedcided to pass on any recipes requiring that element. Believe it or not those two requirements eliminated most recipes. But I stumbled upon one that looked really good.
I found the recipe I used on cdkitchen.com (I’d never heard of this site before), but I think it was a success.
Brisket in the Crockpot:
4 pounds fresh beef brisket
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 teaspons paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Since we were eating around 1:30 pm and this recipe said to cook the brisket for 8 to 12 hours, I stayed up until midnight to put in the crockpot to let it cook while I slept.
First thing I did was trim off excess fat, man I wish I had better kitchen knives, this was a beating. Then I measured out the spices and mixed them to use as a rub. I have now made this brisket twice and the second time I doubled up on the garlic powder. Once the spices were mixed I rubbed it all over the brisket and then put the meat in with the fat side up.
When I woke up my house smelled delicious and the brisket tasted even better! I went ahead and took the brisket out. Then I spooned out most of the jucies into a bowl. I cut up the brisket placing the pieces back into the warm crockpot. Once it was all sliced I poured the juices back over it slowly so they would soak in from the top to the bottom. I love how it just falls apart into shreds because the meat is so tender.
Not much of the 4 pound brisket was left over by the time Easter lunch wrapped up. So I decided ot try making it again. Once again I cooked it over night so it would be ready for lunch. And once again it was a success!
Then last night for dinner I used some of the left overs to make homemade brisket tacos, and I’m not gonna lie, they were pretty tasty!
Oh, Misty and Nicole for the second go round I used a liner on my crockpot. I like that…there’s no clean up involved. Plus I think that my crockpot already has a crack so I kind of need the liners so it doesn’t leak.