Best Ever Beef Brisket

Best Ever Beef Brisket

Total Preparation time: about 3 hours

Preheat oven to 325°

  • 5 lb. flat-cut fresh beef brisket, trimmed
  • 2 T. Vegetable Oil
  • Cracked pepper, coarse salt to taste
  • 1 3/4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 2 T. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 T. Dark Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 t. instant coffee granules

Add oil to large, heavy oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle brisket with salt and pepper. Add to pot, fat side down. Cook until brown, about 6 minutes per side.

Whisk together broth, ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, sugar, and coffee. Pour over brisket.

Bring liquid to a gentil simmer before baking. Adjust heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer (barely bubbling).

Add additional broth in small amounts to the pan if necessary to keep the liquid to cover about three-fourths of the brisket–some meat should poke above the surface of the braising liquid.

Cook about 2 1/2 hours, or until the meat is tender enough to cut with a fork and pulls easily apart.

Transfer the meat to a plate. Let the liquid cool, and skim off any fat. Bring the liquid to a simmer and reduce to a syrup consistnecy. Return the meat to the pan and reheat to serve.

Serves 5

About AyrshireFarm

Ayrshire Farm is a Certified Humane® and USDA Certified Organic working manor farm raising heritage breed livestock. Ayrshire Farm owns and operates Home Farm Store, in Middleburg, VA, a traditional butcher shop that sells Ayrshire Farm products, meats, and other organic goods; as well as, Hunter's Head Tavern in Upperville, VA, a British style pub that uses Ayrshire Farm and other local farms meats and produce.
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