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in honor of football

February 3, 2008

Super Bowl Sunday is nothing without the right food. My necessary Super Bowl food is brisket. Here, my dears, is the recipe.

1 8-12 lb. brisket, trimmed but not too much (you need some fat for flavor!)
2 tbsp minced garlic or 2 tsp. garlic powder
Cavender’s Greek Seasoning
Season salt
Kosher salt
Fresh ground pepper
1 can of Coke (must be COKE, not Diet Coke or Dr. Pepper or any other brand)

If you can’t get a whole brisket that’s 8 lbs. you can do two 4 pounders. This will probably also work with a 5-7 lb. brisket, but you’ll want to adjust the cooking times a bit.

Place your brisket in a roasting pan and season liberally on both sides with kosher salt, pepper, Cavender’s, and season salt. Turn fat side up and, using a sharp knife, slice small pockets in the brisket through the fat. Fill the pockets with minced garlic. If you don’t want to take the time or effort, you can just season liberally with garlic powder.

Heat the oven to 450-500°. Let the brisket sit at room temperature while the oven heats. When the oven is hot, put the brisket in for half an hour. After that half hour, pull brisket out and reduce the oven temperature to 325-350°. Pour the can of Coke over the brisket, cover the roasting pan with a lid or with foil, and return to the oven. Cook for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until very, very tender.

Pull out and let sit under the foil for half an hour or so before slicing the brisket thinly against the grain.

Serve with barbecue sauce, white bread, pickles, beans, or whatever else you want.

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  1. LL
    February 3, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    That sounds delicious… I’m going to have to try that some day when I need a variation from my mom’s brisket recipe.

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