Food & Recipes

Two-Beer Beef Brisket

by Rachael Ray 11:19 AM, February 2, 2017

Aired February 3, 2017

Serves 10
Ingredients

2 beef briskets, well-trimmed, about 4 pounds each
Kosher salt and black pepper
About 2 teaspoons each pimentón (smoked sweet paprika), cumin and oregano
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil, divided
2 bay leaves
3 onions, chopped
4 ribs celery, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cans or bottles lager (light in color and flavor) beer
2 cups beef stock

Preparation

Bring brisket to room temperature and season generously with salt and pepper. Combine the pimentón, cumin and oregano in a bowl then rub into brisket.
 
Preheat oven to 300°F.
 
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons oil, 2 turns of the pan. Add 1 brisket and brown on each side; remove. Add another turn of the pan of oil, brown the second brisket and remove.
 
Add bay, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, salt and pepper to the pot then partially cover and cook 5 minutes to soften. Add beers and reduce by half, about 1 minute. Add stock and both briskets, cover tightly and transfer to oven. Roast 3-3 1/2 hours until very tender.
 
Remove brisket and shred meat. Give the vegetable sauce a good whisk then add brisket and serve.
 
Use up the leftovers in Two-Beer Barbecued Brisket Tacos or Sandwiches or Two-Beer Brisket Over Stuffed Potato Skins with Broccoli and Cheese.


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