Homesick Texans Brisket with Thrown Together Cole-Slaw
This brisket is a BBQ alternative when you don't have a grill or it is winter! I think it is so flavorful on its own topped with pan juices it does not need a BBQ sauce, but some of you may want to top it off with some sauce. I think a sweet sauce rather than a vinegar-ey one would be best.
Spicy Oven Brisket
Adapted from http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-oven-baked-brisket.html
1 3-4pound untrimmed brisket
2 tablespoons of salt
2 tablespoons of black pepper
2 teaspoons cayenne
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup liquid smoke plus an additional 1/4 cup.
1/4 cup black coffee
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 fresh jalapenos, sliced (seeds and all)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Mix together the salt, pepper, cayenne and garlic. Rub all over the brisket.
- Put the onions, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, coffee, vinegar and 1 chopped jalapeno in a roasting pan.
- Lay the brisket on top skin side up.
- Top with the remaining jalapeno.
- Cover tightly with foil and bake in oven for about 3-4 hours until tender.
- Right at about the 4 hour mark, I raised the oven temp to 350, rubbed the fat side with some brown sugar and cooked the brisket some more uncovered for about 20 minutes. This just added a little sweet and some more color to the spicy brisket.
- Let sit for about 20 minutes then trip the fat on top a bit if you want and slice across the grain
Thrown Together Coleslaw
This recipe is rough since I just improv-ed this coleslaw, it came out well! I do not love a mayo heavy coleslaw, so this goes light on the mayo.
1/2 a (large) green cabbage, thinly sliced
3 large carrots, shredded
1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
4 green onions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard of your choice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Combine all this stuff. Best after the flavors have melded for about an hour.