Tag: Brisket


Brisket is one of the toughest cuts of meat and cooking it perfectly is no less than an achievement. For beginners, brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of the animal. Any barbecue enthusiast would know that smoking a brisket brings with itself its own share of excitement, challenges and opportunities but the results are most inconsistent. Sometimes you will get it on point as if you have been doing this since ages. But most of the times briskets take forever to be cooked and turn out the exact opposite of what was expected. Flavouring or seasoning a brisket properly is one of the ways to avoid these inconsistencies. While it will take you considerable amount of time, energy and attempts to master the art of cooking brisket but you do not want to get disappointed every time, right?


Cooking a brisket is a tenuous job and if you are hosting a dinner party you just can’t start it in the afternoon. But the good thing is that flavoured briskets are a good make-ahead dish. Moreover, the flavours get enough time to develop and come together and enhance the taste of the brisket. Flavoured briskets put into the freezer and still retain their texture when reheated. So get ready to get those compliments!


There are umpteen varieties of ways to flavour a brisket: using rubs, sauces and spices. There is no way one can ever get bored of it. Briskets can even be flavoured with root vegetables, onions and garlic. If you want to experiment with new flavours and develop your own personalised recipes choosing a brisket is a good option. It’s the most versatile cut of meat with which you can unleash your culinary potential.

Preparing a brisket for smoking is a task in itself with all the trimming and washing. But this preparation can make or break your dish. In fact, preparing the brisket takes longer time than smoking it. So if you have got the meat from the market and prepared it for smoking. Congratulations! You have completed one-third of the task.  Brisket requires low and slow smoke which gives time for the tissues to become tender but seasoning does this job too. Adding those rubs, spices and sauces will help the meat to become tender and delicious. To make sure you get the flavour to the interiors you can make numerous cuts evenly on the surface so that the spices are absorbed into the centre.


Flavoured briskets retain their taste when wrapped with aluminium foil immediately after smoking. So you will not be in a fear of all your hard work vanishing in a matter of hours. Smoking a brisket to perfection is a dream of every barbecue enthusiast and flavouring it perfectly only ensures that your effort is not wasted because we know you have put in huge amounts of time, energy, patience and love into it.

So mix and match those flavours to create a perfect blend to enhance the taste of your all-time favourite brisket.


Best BBQ Places in Texas

Who doesn’t crave themselves a delicious smoked meat on a heavy day? Texas sure knows how to grill it’s meat to perfection. Here’s a list of some of the best BBQ Restaurants in Texas that you have got to try if you want a heavy meal and a happy face.


  1. Snow’s BBQ


Highlighted in enriched news tablets and magazines, this smokehouse is located in the Main Street at Lexington. The meats are sold by the pound and you can eat till your pocket gives away. It’s fulfilling and appetizing, and you get to pick from a small menu of sides to go along. Shoot for their ribs on the one day they are open, that is Saturday.


  1. Franklin Barbecue


This little heaven-like stall is situated on 11th St, Austin and is open from Tuesday to Sunday. They close by 3 pm so you have to make sure to grab what you desire from their heavy menu categorized into ‘By the Pound’, ‘Sandwiches’, ‘Pies’, ‘Sides’ and ‘Drinks’. The meat is fresh and cooked properly with all the roughness attached to a smokehouse. Moreover, they keep organizing events so you better be on the look out for those to have a great time hogging on delicious food.


  1. Hard Eight BBQ – Roanoke


Hard Eight BBQ at Roanoke presents what you call the most bomb burgers and sausage to go along with a sauce that simply brings water to your mouth and stars in your eyes. Aside from all this bliss, you get a free sweet tea and beans on the side. What would make you happier? Go get it, tiger.


  1. Pecan Lodge


This restaurant is located at Deep Ellum, Main Street, Dallas, and this relocation has brought on a huge crowd ready to dig in their hands on the delectable meats. Pecan Lodge serves a variety of smoked meat to be gulped down with beer and wine of assorted natures. They have yum desserts to give your meal a sweet ending.


  1. Black’s Barbecue – Lockhart


This shack at Lockhart speaks everything Texas – right from it’s board that says ‘Open 8 days a week’ to the one exclaiming ‘Beef ribs!’. As they claim, they do have the best beef ribs. The sausage is hand stuffed and hand tied which oozes awesomeness. The brisket is the smokiest of all, and you’ll find amazing pork ribs, whole chickens, turkey, sweet tea, shiner beer. Stop looking around and go attack.


  1. Cooper’s Old Time Bar-B-Que Pit


The one in W Young St, Llano is the place to rush to for palatable flavor straight from the pit. With a rich menu of smoked meats, cobbler desserts about to bring your taste buds to full arousal, you have got to check this smokehouse out to enjoy the best of their chopped beef, pork chops, sirloins, briskets.


  1. Valentina’s Tex-Mex Barbecue


The magic awaits you at Brodie Lane, Austin and is open from Monday to Sunday until sold out. The smoked pork carnitas packed in a tight homemade tortilla is filled with a sausage that is absolutely juicy and smoky. Valentina’s brings a fusion of two Texan traditions and this is another reason for everyone to rejoice.