Anyway, his biggest request is meat, potatoes and gray.. that does seem to satisfy the hunger. Meat prices are high so I'm always looking for good sales/prices and economic ways to feed the boy's hunger. I ran across this big 5 1/2 lb beef brisket for a great price last week at the grocery. I've made brisket in the past but was looking for something different and easy. This recipe is great. It's made with cola (what's a teen boy not to like - meat and soda all in one dish). It's covered in onion slices and slowly cooked/braised in the oven (or you can slow cook it in your crockpot). You make homemade BBQ sauce from the cola mixture to serve with it - delish! My son LOVED it. He gobbled it up with a side of homemade Macaroni and Cheese and 7-Up Biscuits (here we go again with the soda).
Since it went over well with everyone in the house I thought I'd share the recipe with you.
3/4 cup cola
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, ground
2 medium onions, sliced in rounds
2 pound beef brisket
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
Note: I doubled the recipe for a 5 lb brisket
For meat: Mix all ingredients up to and including red pepper. Reserve 1/2 cup for sauce. Place brisket in a baking dish, top with sliced onions. Pour remaining liquid over meat. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Turn heat down to 275 degrees (after the 1st hour), cover and cook 3-4 hours.
For sauce: Combine 1/2 cup reserved liquid, ketchup and margarine in saucepan. Heat. Set aside. Slice or shred cooked meat. Serve with sauce.
For crockpot: Cook on low 10-12 hours or medium-high for 5-6 hours.