Slow Oven Cooked Beef Brisket
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Can you believe it? People typically celebrate by giving each other gifts and by EATING. They make Valentine's Day treats and often have a nice meal. Fancy restaurants or any restaurant really, are jam packed. Instead of fighting the crowds stay home and enjoy each other. While you are busy being lovey-dovey, throw this delicious Beer Braised Beef Brisket in the oven. You won't be sorry!
Cooking Brisket In An Oven
Usually when people think of beef briskets recipes they imagine the grill and BBQ sauce. Don't get me wrong, that's tasty too, but my husband just hasn't gotten the grill thing down yet. And the last time I tried to grill something there was a puff of flames and I ended up burning off all my eyelashes and brows. It wasn't fun. To say the least, cooking brisket in an oven is the way to go for me. Way safer!
This beer brisket recipe was cooked in a dutch oven. No, it's not a special oven. It's a special pot. A very heavy and durable pot that keeps the heat in. Despite it being very dirty at the end of cooking this amazing brisket, it was super easy to clean. It pretty much just wipes clean.
While Your Brisket Is Cooking
This brisket takes about 4.5 hours to cook. That's undisturbed cooking. No basting. No hovering. Just plain good ole free time! It's a great time to hang out with your loved one and relax. Maybe throw back a couple of the extra beers you have from making this brisket and go on a stroll around the neighborhood. What could ruin the mood? Warm beer! This is where the BottleKeeper enters.
The BottleKeeper is a stainless steel shell that you insert a whole, ice cold beer into. Inside there's a neoprene sleeve to keep the beer nice and cold as well as a screw top cap to keep it fresh.
The BottleKeeper is easy to use. Just unscrew the bottom and the top. Slide in your cold beer and screw everything back.
The end result is heaven. No one likes warm beer and this baby keeps it ice cold. Like it should be! Plus the BottleKeeper allows you to take your glass bottles into places like pools or sporting events without fear of breaking glass. It's a winner!
Once it's done, it just falls apart. No knife required. It's mouthwateringly good and makes a delicious Valentine's Day meal. Although it would be fabulous for any occasion.
Beer Braised Beef Brisket
- 4-5 pound brisket trimmed
- 1.5 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp mustard powder
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 20-25 ounces stout beer
- 4 cups beef stock
- 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 3 carrots chopped
- 2 onions chopped
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- In a small bowl, combine the dry rub spices. Mix well. Rub the spice blend over the entire brisket, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Heat oil over medium-high heat in an oven safe dish with lid, preferably a dutch oven. Brown the fat side of the brisket for about 5 minutes, flip, and brown the other side for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside.
- Add the onions, carrots, and garlic to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes or until lightly caramelized. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and mix well. Bring mixture to a simmer. Return brisket to the pot, fat side down. Cover and bake 4-5 hours. Remove oven and enjoy!