Baked Beef Brisket
I tried making brisket for the first time recently and it was pretty easy.
For a 2 lb brisket I did the following:
1/3 cup barbecue sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup beef broth 1 tsp flour
Sear the brisket in olive oil in a pan, just briefly on each side. You can add some beef broth at the end to deglaze the pan.
Place the brisket in a baking dish, coat it with the liquid mixture above. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with foil and bake at 350 F 1 hour per pound. You can add potatoes, carrots, or onions to the pan if you like.
The result is a tender brisket that can be shredded, or sliced against the grain. There is lots of liquid that an be used to make a gravy.
I've heard that you can lower the temperature and cook it longer for an even more tender roast. Perhaps 275 to 325 for an hour or two longer. I have yet to try it.
Ok, I tried it. 250 F for 4 hours in a Dutch Oven made an incredibly tender brisket.