"Just as you’re better off not mentioning the Yankees to a Red Sox fan, it’s probably best not to proclaim your love for Texas beef to anyone from Tennessee." --Claire Suddath, TIME
Memphis pulled pork barbecue may be well-loved in Tennessee, but Texans have a barbecue preference of their own. Texas barbecue is usually a cowboy-style beef brisket. And to prove just how serious Texans are when it comes to their barbecue, The Texas A&M University offers workshops, camps, and "other educational efforts in the art and science of barbecue."
Lacey of A Sweet Pea Chef has a recipe for Texas-style beef brisket that you can make right in your own kitchen.
Texas Beef Brisket from A Sweet Pea Chef
2 cans Beef Consomme
½ cups Lemon Juice
1-½ cup Soy Sauce
5 cloves Chopped Garlic
2 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke
10 pounds Beef Brisket
The beef is marinated for up to 48 hours in the fridge and baked in the oven for up to 7 hours. The finished product is super tender beef that melts in your mouth!
Though there are numerous bottled barbecue sauces in the market, making your own can be quite fulfilling. It could be a chore to get all the ingredients from the grocery, but the end product is definitely worth it.
Texas Barbecue Sauce By The Brown Bag Review
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons American chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon of butter *
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup Lone Star beer (or any other lager). Drink any that is left over.
¼ cup ketchup
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons steak sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Hot sauce to taste (start with 2 teaspoons of Tabasco sauce for mild heat)
2 cups beef, veal, or chicken stock
Texas beef brisket is usually paired with various side dishes including baked beans. Jelly Toast blog has an easy recipe for an open-faced sandwich for your beef brisket and baked beans fix.
Baked Bean Brisket Toast from Jelly Toast Blog
1 bun or 2 pieces soft white bread, toasted
1/2 cup baked beans, heated
1/4 - 1/2 cup brisket, heated
TIP: Buttering the bread and toasting it will make it less soggy when you pile on the juicy brisket and baked beans. Place the bread on on a baking sheet lined with silicone mat, and pop in the oven for a few minutes until golden brown.
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