Dienstag, 3. Mai 2011

Oven-Braised Barbecue Brisket

Rubbing the beef with flavourful spices before cooking it to tenderness makes this roast a winner. For an informal family event, slice thinly and serve on kaiser rolls. If you can't find strained tomatoes, just process 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) whole tomatoes in the blender until smooth and strain out seeds.
Servings: 10

3 tbsp (45 mL) paprika
1 tbsp (15 mL) kosher salt
1 tbsp (15 mL) black pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) ancho chili powder, (or chili powder plus 1/4 tsp/1 mL cayenne)
2 tsp (10 mL) garlic powder
3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
4lb (1.8 kg) boneless beef brisket pot roast
Barbecue Sauce:
1 onion, coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic
1 bottle (660 mL)strained tomatoes
1/2 cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
1/3 cup (75 mL) cider vinegar
2 tbsp (25 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 bottle (341 mL)beer


In large bowl, combine paprika, salt, pepper, sugar, chili powder and garlic powder; stir in oil to make paste.
Add beef brisket, turning and rubbing in paste well. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Place brisket, fat side up, in greased roasting pan; roast in 400°F (200°C) oven for 30 minutes.
Barbecue Sauce:
In blender, mince chopped onion with garlic. Add strained tomatoes, brown sugar, cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; whirl until no large chunks remain. Stir in beer. Pour over brisket.
Cover and braise in 325°F (160°C) oven for 2 hours, basting occasionally. Uncover and braise until meat is tender, about 1 hour.
Transfer meat to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 10 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain. Serve with sauce.


  1. I'm really hungry right now, this didn't help my hunger either haha.

  2. dude, that looks DELICIOUS!!

  3. That looks absolutely delicious. I'll give it a try on of these days.

  4. Fantastic. I am so gonna make one of these.

  5. I laughed at 'rubbing the beef' :D

  6. Wow this makes me hungry, need to try this out once!

  7. Just looking at the picture makes my mouth waters!

  8. Looks great, I love anything that involves meat, and since this involves a lot of meat I'm sure I'll love it a lot!

  9. This sounds sooo good right now.

  10. I agree, this roast is a real winner.

  11. Wow. Looks delicious. Man, I'm hungry now.

  12. Those look so good. Got to try this out!