Bourbon-brisket

Bourbon pulled beef brisket

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By , 06 March 2018

(17 votes)

Bourbon pulled beef brisket
  • 4 Hours 40 Mins

  • Serves: 8

  • Price: £2.43 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 283g serving contains
  • Energy

    1693KJ

    405KCAL

    20%
  • Fat

    14.2g

    med

    20%
  • Saturates

    5.7g

    med

    29%
  • Sugars

    9.3g

    low

    10%
  • Salt

    0.71g

    low

    12%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 598kJ/143kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1.8kg beef brisket (1 large piece or 2 smaller pieces)
  • 130ml Bourbon
  • 2tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2tbsp black treacle
  • 2tbsp tomato purée
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2tbsp honey
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3

  • Put the beef brisket in a baking dish, pour over 100ml bourbon and rub with Cajun seasoning. Chop the onion and bash the garlic cloves. Add these to the dish with the bay leaves.

  • Cover the baking dish tightly with foil and cook in the oven for 4 hrs until the meat is tender and can be pulled apart with a fork.

  • When the beef is cooked, remove from the oven and carefully drain the cooking juices into a pan, discarding the onion, garlic and bay leaves. Skim off any fat.

  • Increase the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Stir 30ml Bourbon, black treacle, tomato purée, Worcestershire sauce and honey into the cooking juices. Bring to the boil and simmer until thick.

  • Spoon over the brisket, and return to the oven, uncovered. Cook for 15-20 mins until the sauce is bubbling. Serve immediately with two forks for pulling the meat apart.