I know. Shameful, isn't it? I should be inspiring you to do something last minute and all--and here I am, packing Christmas kits. For those of you coming to the Bertram Inn, this would be the contents of the "31 Days of Christmas" acrylic album class...And since I've been so productive, I thought I'd share my FAVORITE recipe with you all. We had this very meal last night and I promised Damaris I'd post it...
Whenever I'm asked about my favorite food, I always say "brisket" much to the amazement of others. I love it. Seriously. And if you have not had it, you MUST try it. If not for you, for someone you love. Why, you ask?
1. Any recipe in a crockpot with 4 ingredients is a good thing.
2. People will think you did something spectacular, when in fact it is totally easy peasy.
3. It smells like heaven.
4. It is made from the same slice of meat as corned beef (only it's soaked in salt water to make it "corned")--That tidbit may make you the winner in a trivia game someday, you never know...
5. When everyone and their brother is ordering pizza for dinner on Friday, you can serve this instead and walk it off when you take your kids door to door!!
Okay, so you get the idea. I love brisket.
1 big ass brisket (yes, my recipe card actually says that) 4-5 lbs.
1 can of beer
1 envelope of Lipton dry onion soup mix (or use your own rub if you want to get "fancy")
Put it all in a crock pot, with the fat side up on the meat, and slow cook this baby for at least 8-10 hours. If you want to throw in potatoes or onions or carrots, do it 4-5 hours into the cooking time, and you can have a whole meal finished.
When you pull the meat out of the crock pot, let it sit on a plate for at least 20 minutes so the juice in the meat settles. We serve ours with bbq sauce, but you don't have to. We rarely have leftovers, but if you do, it makes a GREAT sandwich on a bun the next day!!
I promise you--you won't be sorry. :)
Have a great day!!