How to Smoke Texas Style Beef Brisket
Smoked Beef brisket is one of the dishes that can be cooked in different ways and with varied flavoring but still manages to provide the consumers with the taste buds satisfying taste. Have you tried making smoked brisket in a way that it is made in Texas? If you haven’t tried it up till now, then you have definitely missed one of the best recipes that could have been the part of your menu. However, you don’t have to worry anymore as this article is going to give you the complete guide for preparing smoked briskets with Texas touch.
The following quantity of ingredients mentioned can serve 4 people
4 pound beef (brisket cut with fat trimmed to ¼”)
2 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon black pepper
Yeah, that is it. These are the only ingredients that this special kind of smoked brisket requires. However, the quality of meat that you are going to get for this special recipe is going to have a great impact on the taste. So, make sure to get the best quality brisket and don’t compromise on anything that you get in the market.
1.The only two ingredients apart from beef brisket must be mixed together. Add a few drops of water to make it a sandy mixture. Basically, this mixture must not be too runny.
2.Put the beef brisket in this mixture totally soaked at room temperature.
Note: 1 hour of marinating time would be enough.
3.While your beef is marinating, you should prepare your grill or smoker. You’ll need to cook for a long time, so make sure you have enough fuel for this purpose. Additionally, your drip tray should be empty, as a lot of fat content would drip in that tray.
4.Moreover, you don’t have to light up the burner right underneath your briskets. Make sure to light up the ones that are farthest from the designated cooking place.
5.Wrap the brisket with butcher paper for smoking, and then place the brisket on the grill. Make sure to put the fatty side up.
6.Cove the smoker and make sure not to open it often to avoid fluctuations in the temperature. Optimal temperature for getting the tasty brisket would be 225 -250 degree F. It would be better if you’ll keep measuring it often.
7.Change the side of the meat every 3 hours. You can adjust this rotation timing depending on color changing tendency of each side.
Note: you should expect 10- 12 hours of smoking to get the perfect taste.
8.Cook it till the meat gets tender. It should be cooked to a level that the meat must be tender but not ripping apart.
9.Once done, open the butcher paper, and cut it into pieces and serve.
Eating this special Texas without any special serving is going to give you the best taste. However, for presentation, you can arrange tomatoes, bakes potatoes and other vegetables to be the part of the platter. The best thing about these side items is that they would even compliment the taste of your brisket.