June 6, 2010

Barbecue Beef Brisket w/ BBQ Recipes

This simple BBQ Beef Brisket recipe may be cooked indoors in the oven or outside on the grill. Makes a mouth-watering BBQ either way.
* 1 (4-6 lb) fresh beef brisket (untrimmed)
* 6 oz Cajun Seasoning (buy or make your own)
* 4 tbsp (60 ml) mustard
* 1 lbs light brown sugar
* 1/2 large bottle Italian salad dressing (any brand )
* 4 tbsp Liquid Smoke

1. Lay brisket on large piece of aluminum foil.
2. Apply 1/4 of the Cajun Seasoning to each side of the brisket and rub in.
3. Apply 2 tbsp (30 ml) mustard to one side and then apply another 1/4 of the Cajun Seasoning over the mustard and rub in.
4. Turn brisket over and repeat mustard and Cajun Seasoning to the other side.
5. Apply 1/2 of the brown sugar so that it completely covers one side with a layer that is about 1/4 inch thick.
6. Flip meat over and repeat on other side.
7. With fat side of the meat facing up, pour Italian salad dressing over the brisket and seal tightly in the aluminum foil.
8. Cook in oven at 275 degree F oven for 4 hours (or on outdoor grill).
9. Remove from oven. Pour off drippings (not needed on outdoor grill).
10. Pour Liquid Smoke around meat and return to oven for 1 hour (not needed on outdoor grill).
11. Remove from oven (or grill) and slice across grain of meat.
Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce on the side for those that want it.

* Cajun Seasoning Recipe #1 *
* 2 tablespoons paprika
* 1 tablespoon salt
* 1 tablespoon black pepper
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 2 teaspoons onion powder
* 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Very simple! Combine all ingredients, mix well.
Makes about 1/3 cup. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks.

* Seasoning Recipe #2 *(a little spicy)
* 1/4 cup salt
* 3 tablespoons granulated garlic or garlic powder
* 3 tablespoons ground black pepper
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste
* 1 tablespoon paprika
Combine all seasonings and mix to blend thoroughly. Pour into a small jar with cover; seal tightly.

* Blackened Seasoning for Fish, Steak or Chicken *
* 2 teaspoons ground paprika
* 4 teaspoons dried leaf thyme
* 2 teaspoons onion powder
* 2 teaspoons garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 2 teaspoons black pepper
* 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to your taste
* 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
* 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients, mix well. Store in a sealed contained in a cool dark place. Shake jar well before each use.

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