Oh man, I had a ton of recipes in my draft folder just waiting to be published, and this is the last one. I guess it is time to get back in the kitchen and start baking again! Luckily, this is the last week of grad school for the semester, whoohoo! The celebrations will be short as I start classes again two weeks.
Last night for dinner I had cashews and hot chocolate. I could have used some of the brisket! One recipes makes a portion for a huge crowd or to feed one lady for a week. The meat was incredibility moist, tender, and delicious! This is a recipe I need to add to the rotation again soon!
Slow Cooker Brisket
Adapted from The Kitchn
Yield - 8-10 servings
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 onions (I used a big red, a big yellow, and a small yellow)
4 total pounds beef brisket (I used two pieces, most of the fat removed)
generous salt + pepper
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
In a large cast iron skillet, add the olive oil and heat on medium. Slice the onions into thin, half moons.
Saute the onions until caramelized, stirring frequently. I set a timer for 20 minutes stirring every 3-4 minutes and the onions were perfect.
Transfer the onions to a small bowl for later.
Generously season the fat side of the brisket with salt and pepper. Place fat side down in the hot cast iron skillet and generously season the other side. Sear the brisket for 8-10 minutes on each side until browned.
Repeat with the second brisket if needed.
Add the brisket to the crockpot and spread the garlic and onions over the top.
Whisk together the broth, Worcestershire, and soy sauce. Pour over the top of the brisket in the crockpot.
On low heat, cook for 8 hours. Occasionally stir and move the brisket so it all has contact with the cooking liquid.
Let cool and then refrigerate overnight.
(This part is gross, but do it) Skim the fat off of the liquid with a spoon and then use your fingers to scrape the fat off the meat. I used my hands to shred the brisket.
Add the shredded brisket back to the cooking liquid. On low heat, re-warm the brisket. Leave the crockpot on warm for easy serving.