The other day I was watching one of Bobby Flay’s shows on Food Network. The topic was beef brisket, which is not one of my favorite cuts of beef. But, oh boy. It looked so-o-o-o-o-o-o-o good. By the end of the show, not only did I want to lick the TV screen, I also had a serious jonesing for beef brisket.
Unfortunately his show didn’t include any recipes for making beef brisket–it just highlighted some places that served some of the best. Well, none of the places he showcased were in my neighborhood, so I was on the hunt to find a great recipe.
I searched far and wide and finally picked a recipe from Paula Deen that earned rave reviews on www.foodnetwork.com. Now my original plan was to make beef brisket smothered with BBQ sauce, which this isn’t. It’s more of a great rub that flavors the brisket so well and roasts until fork tender.
I thickened the au jus to make a delicious gravy that I served with the brisket and mashed potatoes (you know how I love me some mashed taters) and I also served it with some BBQ sauce as well. I reheated brisket slices in the au jus then topped it with some BBQ sauce. You can use your favorite homemade or store-bought BBQ sauce.
Or you can do like I did – and use a leftover packet of Arby Sauce. 😀