Slow cooked smoked Texas style beef brisket

If there’s one thing that I’m getting renowned for on these pages it’s serving up a large slab of slow cooked, smoked meat, cooked with a thick smoky outside and lovely moist meat. You may have noticed that I like to cook that kind of food occasionally….

This slow cooked, smoked Texas style beef brisket was enjoyed on a rare pleasant evening in the garden, with a home made slaw, and a nice bottle of Malbec……

……so……

….where is the recipe, you may ask?

…..well……

…the observant among you may have noticed this is a review, rather than a recipe.

Smoked and barbecued food is BIG news in the food world, and American style BBQ is set to become huge in the UK (my prediction) you may have noticed the recent addition of these BBQ style foods that have appeared on the shelves of Waitrose stores across the UK, now I’m not a huge fan of supermarkets, especially for meat, but Waitrose seem to be hitting the growth of BBQ with these products, I also noticed a rack of ribs.

The packaging hides the very anaemic fatty piece of brisket, it really didn’t look very promising, and I really was getting ready to slate it, but I followed the instructions 35 minutes in a moderate oven, you could also BBQ it.

Now a real slab of brisket cooked on a BBQ and slow smoked, takes a lot of effort, 12 hours + of slow cooking, rubs, injections etc. and when done well is considered to be one of the pinnacles of BBQ, it really isn’t easy though.

I have a slab of brisket that I will shortly be giving the full treatment.

So I guess you want to know how the Waitrose brisket turned out….

Well it really was quite good, ok maybe a little dry, and lacking in some of the complexity and tastes in a true BBQ brisket, but it was tender, had a reasonable bark (crust) spicy and smoky, and we really had a nice meal. So….35 minutes and 12+ hours, obviously they are a different animal, but if you want a quick easy meal with a nice slab of brisket for around £6 you can’t go wrong really.

What do you think??

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Glasgowfoodie on August 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Then again Waitrose does a nice slow cooked porkbelly in the same BBQ range which is rather delicious!

    Reply

  2. Looks Great!! Marcus, something I did wonder you might be able to help me with!!

    I would like to do a slow cooked pulled pork in the oven, however it will only really be for me so something which doesn’t require a great deal of meat and ingredients would be great!

    Any ideas?

    Cheers

    Reply

    • I’d go for a slab of pork belly, and cook it really slowly in the oven, you can pull the meat when it’s cooked like this.
      Use a BBQ rub that you can buy in supermarkets to rub in before you cook, and douse with a vinegar sauce up with 200ml cider vinegar, 100ml tomato sauce, a good squeeze of frenchs mustard, some chilli flakes and a little brown sugar to sweeten.
      Cheers
      Marcus

      Reply

  3. Oh my – perfect for a summer’s evening in Spain with a glass of red 😀

    Reply

  4. I love large slabs of slow cooked, smoked meat 🙂 The slaw looks good too.

    Reply

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