Truth be told, up until this recipe, I was a brisket virgin. Yes, it is true. Put away your faces of shock...surely I can't have been the only one. Right?
I had heard horror stories of briskets never turning out. Ok, maybe "horror stories" is a bit strong.
When I read Donna's "Holy crap cow balls. Was this ever delicious!" review of this brisket, I knew I had to make it. I mean with a review like that, how could you go wrong, lol!
Try it, even if you have experienced a brisket horror of your own. Try it, even if you have not the faintest idea how to make a brisket.
Just do it and thank me on the flip side.
- 2 large onions, sliced
- 3-4 pound fresh beef brisket
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup liquid smoke
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup steak sauce (such as A1)
- 1/4 cup strong brewed black coffee
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Slice onions and arrange in center of a roasting pan that will hold the brisket snugly. Place brisket on top, fat side up. You do not want to put the brisket on a rack, since you are making the bed of onions. I used a large metal pan that I use when I make a lasagne for a crowd.
Whisk together the remaining ingredients; pour over brisket. Cover pan with heavy aluminum foil, sealing it tightly. Bake 3-1/2 hours or until tender.
Remove from oven; transfer meat to a cutting board and tent with foil.
Transfer the caramelized onions to a blender with a ladle or two of the liquid from the roasting pan. Blend until smooth. Place remaining liquid from roasting pan into a small pot. Stir pureed onions into liquid in pot and warm over medium low heat.
Slice brisket across the grain and then, if desired, cut the slices in half. Place slices in a serving dish and pour onion gravy over top.
Recipe Source: Nigella Lawson
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