This week, Julia’s off to the braises with a brisket recipe that’s a snap for entertaining a crowd. A�If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, triple this recipe and you’ll score yourself one tasty touchdown!
“When I came across this recipe on Food52 over the weekend, it shot straight to the top of my grocery list. A�Sadly, it turned out I wouldn’t be sticking-to-my-ribs for dinner – my beloved butcher was out! A�Instead I decided to brisk-it, taking home a beautiful prime cut of beef that more than rose to the occasion. A�But let’s be honest, when it comes to beer and honey… can you really go wrong?”
Recipe: Beer & Honey Brisket
Switch it up with a different Ontario craft beer each time. Variety…it’s good for what ales you.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 lbs Ontario beef brisket–mine came from West Grey Premium Beef via Sanagan’s
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium Ontario onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves Ontario garlic, minced
- 1.5 TBSP Ontario grainy mustard
- 1/4 cup Ontario honey–I’m sweet on Ed & Glen’s Honey from Niagara
- 8 ounces Ontario ale–for this installment, I used Railway City Brewery‘sA�Dead Elephant IPA
- 1 bay leaf
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a cast iron or oven-safe pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, whisk together mustard, beer and honey in a small bowl.
- Once sizzling, add brisket to the pot and brown on all sides (roughly one minute per side).
- Remove brisket from pot and set aside. Turn heat down to medium-low and add onions and garlic to pot. Leave for 5 minutes to allow onions to caramelize.
- Add honey-mustard-beer goodness to the pot, along with bay leaf and brisket.
- Bring mixture to a simmer. Seal pot with lid and place in oven for 2 – 2 1/2 hours.
- Dream about brisket and/or prepare side dishes.
- Remove from oven. Slice or shred brisket on a cutting, letting the sauce thicken in the pot while you do so.
- Serve brisket with sauce and enjoy!
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 2 hour(s) 20 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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