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Fixing a brisket

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  • Luis Alcaraz
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 4
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    • Weber Smokey Mountain 18”
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    Fixing a brisket

    hi guys. Tried my first brisket and I screwed up. Let one of the vents on my WSM open by mistake. Hard as a leather belt. Flavor is very good though, and salty-ness is perfect. Any ideas how can I put this to work? A bean recipe perhaps? Mixed with Scrambled eggs maybe? I would hate to throw it away
  • Troutman
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    Got any dogs?


    • Mosca
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      • Steve R.
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        • Jul 2016
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        Cut it up for chili meat? There is probably some part of it that is just tender enough to work for that. Welcome to the Pit, BTW!


        • Huskee
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          I agree with the above, anything to add liquid- soup, stew, chili, lasagna, omelette, frittata, etc.


          • shify
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            • Jun 2017
            • 543
            • Westchester County, NY

            Try to make some sort of braise with it and soak in liquid. Simplest way would be to slice, add to a pan and cover with beef broth and simmer for an hour or however long is needed until it starts falling apart.


            • Henrik
              Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
              • Jul 2014
              • 4490
              • Stockholm, Sweden

              Same here. Chili, or any kind of stew, is good.

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              • Spinaker
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                Yep, throw it in some Chili!


                • Sephon
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                  My first couple brisket cooks were the same. I mixed it with small cubed potatoes, lots of butter, peppers and onions. Made an awesome hash.


                  • Luis Alcaraz
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                    You guys rock!!! I will do my homework as a newbie as well!!!


                    • Jon Liebers
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                      • May 2018
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                      Chili, then make Chili Dogs!


                      • RonB
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                        • JimLinebarger
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                          • JGo37
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                            I'm going to take a left and suggest slow-stewed Hungarian goulash. That will bring the meat back and serve you an interesting pairing. It's a good pick because the countryside tradition is to use smoked paprika. Smoked meat is a good goulash ingredient, and don't forget the farmhouse ale.


                            • Luis Alcaraz
                              Luis Alcaraz commented
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                              Sounds quite interesting, you wouldn’t happen to have the recipe?

                            • JGo37
                              JGo37 commented
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                              My own recipe is tweaked. I suggest reading two or three on the net and going forward from there.
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