Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs
If there ever was a "melt in your mouth brisket," this is it! A gentleman named Bob, gave me this recipe several years ago along with his Roasted Garlic soup. To die for! Tender, flavorful and worth the next day delight.
- 3 1⁄2-5 lbs beef brisket, -first cut trimmed of fat
- 12 ounces beer, any kind
- 1 (12 ounce) bottleof heinz chili sauce
- 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- The Day Before Serving.
- On stove top, in a roasting pan or heavy Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid, brown all sides of brisket.
- Pour the beer, chilli sauce and soup mix over the browned brisket.
- Top with the ketchup.
- Bring mixture to a simmer, cover pot and reduce heat to low. Brisket should cook at a low "bubble". Slower, longer cooking is the key to a tender brisket.
- Baste brisket periodically and turn it once or twice during cooking. Also check bottom of brisket to be certain it isn't burning. Otherwise, keep it tightly covered.
- Brisket will be done when it is fork-tender in the center. Center will be brown, not pink.
- When cooked, remove brisket from the gravy, cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Pour gravy into a seperate container, cover and refrigerate as well.
- The Next Day:.
- 3-5 hours before serving, skim the fat from the top of the gravy.
- Slice the brisket against the grain. The thickness of the slices is your choise.
- Lay the brisket slices in the roasting pan or Dutch oven and pour the skimmed gravy over the meat.
- Onions, carrots and/or potatoes can be added to the gravy and brisket, if desired.
- Heat the gravy and brisket (and optional vegetables) on a very low heat for 3-4 hours.
- The meat will absorb some of the gravy and be extra moist and juicy.
- Remove brisket (and veggys) from the gravy to a serving platter.
- Serve gravy separately.
- Serve with horseadish as a condiment.
- Sit back and enjoy the raves!