In my upcoming release, Catching the Cowboy, the hero, Hud, makes his famous brisket for a community potluck.
I wish I was there to try it.
We love a good brisket at our house and Captain Cavedweller makes an incredible version on our smoker.
You can still get an excellent brisket at home without a smoker, though. Here’s an easy recipe!
3-4 pound brisket
1/3 cup brisket rub (spices)
1/8 cup sea salt
1/2 cup Dr Pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
2 1/2 cups barbecue sauce
Rub salt and brisket rub into the meat. Allow to rest for thirty minutes.
In a 6-quart slow cooker (lined with a liner if you have one – and if you don’t, spray it with non-stick spray), place the brisket. Add Dr Pepper, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke and 2 cups barbecue sauce. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours.
Remove brisket and place on a baking sheet lined with foil. Add 1/4 cup of juices from the slow cooker to the remaining barbecue sauce. Baste the brisket with the sauce then broil in preheated oven for about 10 minutes, until the edges begin to char and turn crispy. Rest for 10 minutes, to allow juices to spread throughout the meat then slice and serve.
NOTE: You need approximately 1/2 pound of meat per person, so a 4-pound brisket should serve eight people.