This article was written by Julia Westbrook from Fatty ‘Cue, as a guest writer.
Do you like smoking a beef brisket and want to do something very special this time to impress your family and friends?
How about smoking beef brisket with caramelized onions? Delicious, tender beef brisket with caramelized onions to send you and your family straight into a food coma!
It is a hearty meal promising plenty of tasty leftovers for weeknight suppers. Plus, your house will be the best smelling one on the block. Typically a holiday classic, brisket is simple enough for a family meal and versatile for special occasions.
If you don't leave all the fun to your butcher, begin by carving the point-cut marbling and fat cap on the flat-cut of your meat to preference. Pat dry and massage gently with seasoning. Refrigerate to marinate or skip ahead to slow cooking with your electric smoker. And follow along with the recipe.
No smoker?Use your oven. Place your beef on a bed of soft, golden brown onions with the garlic-broth Worcestershire sauce mix in a covered Dutch pan or baking dish covered tightly with aluminum foil and cook in the oven. Cook at 325°F/162°C for 3-4 hours until fork-tender. At the low heat in the slow cooker, the brisket will cook for about 6-7 hours.
Remove from the oven to cool, transfer the brisket to a cutting board. For a 1/8 – 1/4-inch thick presentation, a sharp knife is necessary to slice your brisket. It is much easier to cut against the grain. To identify the grain, observe the direction of the muscle and cut it in the opposite direction.
I've saved the best of last - the secret to getting crispy briskets with crusty spots. After seasoning, sear it in hot oil in a stainless steel or cast-iron skillet for 3-5 minutes on both sides. When done, transfer the meat to your oven, slow cooker, or smoker. The aroma will excite your taste buds for the rich flavors topped with onions and touch of sauce made from Worcestershire and beef broth. Let's dig into this recipe.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beef brisket, dinner
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 220 kcal
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 5 hrs
Total Time: 5 hrs 30 mins
Velvety rich flavor, you'll be smiling and doing your happy dance around the dinner table.