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Any salvage recipe for a less than stellar brisket?

FearlessTheEggNoobFearlessTheEggNoob Posts: 522
edited December 2013 in EggHead Forum
I tried to work some magic on a select grade flat and it ended up drying out and the slices barely hold together if at all. Since then I discovered Costco sells choice and prime grade for a very attractive price so my "select" days are now over.

Anyways, I have several frozen servings of vac packed brisket that taste and look very much like slow-cooker potroast after they come out of the sous vide. I was wondering if the more creative out there might have some recipe ideas. Maybe something like a Shepard's Pie or what not. I'm already bored of chopped beef sandwiches.


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,990
    maybe use it in chili or maybe enchiladas, brunswick stew
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,642
    You could make Cowlick chili with it.  Should be awesome.

    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 512
    I just made Cowlick Chili with my leftover brisket. It was great! I subbed 2lbs of brisket in place of the ground beef.
    SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013 •  Yoder YS640 July
    Location: Jasper, Georgia

  • White beans and brisket. You will get the flavor of tb e brisket and the beans wil give it moisture.
  • Put it on homemade pizza.  
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • Melt up a bunch of velveeta,toss in the brisket, jalapeños, and voila, queso con carne.
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,941
    Food processor, warm in au jus, mushrooms, peppers, onions and cheese on toasted hoagies. Salvaged or not....great sandwich.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Those are all great ideas! Thank you.

  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,400
    nachos with bbq sauce on home made (warmed commercial home style) potato chips 

    chopped brisket sandwiches. 

    t ACGP, Inc.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,623
    I saw on some forum (it may have been this one) of a burger made with 100% bacon.  I like bacon, but that sounds gross to me.  However, thinking about it, putting about 2/3 dried-out brisket and 1/3 raw bacon through a grinder, and then making burgers with the result, sounds interesting to me.
    I'll definitely be trying it the next time I overcook a brisket (which does happen here and there…) 
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,633
    edited December 2013
    OT but thought you may like this. Inside leather was very cool. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,526
    Maybe just feed it to the dog and start over?
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,502
    2 cups of beef broth. Some potatoes, carrots,celery,onions, a little worschister little salt and pepper. Throe it all in the crock pot and 6-8 hours later a fantastic stew. He'll throw anything in it
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • njlnjl Posts: 837
    Why not just chop up and reheat with some BBQ sauce and turn it into "pulled" beef sandwiches?
  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,650
    I have had a couple of dry ones. Last time I poured four Fireman Reds in a pan with the dry brisket, sealed with foil and went for an hour or two back on the Egg. No bark but turned out moist and tender.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

    And your are correct, Texas Red has no Beans

  • Maybe just feed it to the dog and start over?
    No way I'm giving that dog 4lbs of brisket. He has enough nasty farts as it is.

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