Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Brisket rescue!

I don't have a lot of kitchen disasters but I consider last night's cooking to be just that. I've never had to rescue a brisket before but there's a first time for everything.

I put a slightly over 1 pound flat cut brisket (bought clearanced, of course!) in the convection oven and when I removed it later it was so tough we couldn't eat it. I'd cooked it on low heat for quite awhile but apparently that wasn't enough. So I wrapped it up and stuck it in the fridge, figuring I'd deal with it later. Today is later. So here's what I have to work with:

Cooked brisket

I'm not sure if this will help but I sliced the meat and put it in my smallest slow cooker with a little beef broth and some seasoning. I'm going to cook it for a few hours on low and see if that tenderizes it some.

Brisket in crock

If it still isn't edible, I'll more than likely cut it into very small pieces and use it in our blackeye peas tomorrow. If it still isn't edible, its going in the trash. Blech!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

Well...I hope it was eatable. Sounds like it might work.

I'm just like you. I have to keep trying to make something eatable (even when I'm sure it's not), because I just don't like throwing anything out. I always equate it to throwing money in the garbage.