Sunday, December 28, 2008

Easy Crock Pot Beef Brisket

This is a recipe that was inspired by my step-mother's bbq brisket. It's a big crowd pleaser, and about the simplest thing you can make. My only warning is that beef (organic or kosher) is quite expensive, so reserve this one for very special occasions.

Easy Crock Pot Beef Brisket
beef brisket (4 lbs or so), preferably 2nd cut
1 bottle (12 oz.) BBQ sauce - smoky or hickory favors work best
2 cups organic hard apple cider (or regular apple cider)
2 Tbsp. dried chopped onion
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
generous sprinkling of salt and pepper

Put the brisket, fat side up, into a crock pot. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl, and pour over the brisket. Put the lid on and cook for 6 hours on low. After it's done, take the meat out and let it rest for about 10 minutes on a cutting board. Slice off what remains of the fat, and then cut into thin slices across the grain. Serve the liquid from the crock pot as a gravy.

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