Monday, January 23, 2012

Dinner Tonight: Brisket Tacos


Oh my heavens...these tacos are so good.  Because of this blog, I really don't repeat many meals in our house but this recipe...will be repeated often.  Very often.  Plus, this is a slow cooker dinner, so it was pretty much effortless.  Make these tacos.  Make them.  You'll be so glad you did.

Shopping List
1 (2-3 pound) brisket
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
1 1/2 liters (that's about 6 cups) Coca-Cola (not diet!)
Tortillas
Caramelized onions, avocados, Monterey Jack Cheese to garnish

Preheat a heavy pot with EVOO over medium-high heat.  Rub your brisket down with generous amounts of salt and pepper and your chili powder.  Brown each side in skillet 4-5 minutes.  Transfer to a slow cooker (fat side up...I'll explain later!) and pour in Coca-Cola.  Cover and cook on low all day (7-8 hours) or on high 3-4 hours. 

About 20 minutes before you're ready to eat, remove brisket on to cutting board and cover with foil.  (This will allow the meat to rest and the juices to redistribute and keep it moist.)  Disregard Coca-Cola in slow cooker.  Slice brisket and serve in tortillas with a variety of toppings (we love caramelized onions, avocado and Monterey Jack cheese).

These are just so good!!

Ok...the fat side up thing...when you cook a brisket with the fat side up, during the cooking process, the fat will keep the meat moist and super flavorful if it's on the top and the lean part is on the bottom.  Just a little tip for you :).

I know you're going to enjoy dinner tonight!

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4 comments:

Lauren & Eddie said...

I made these last night! It was my first Mix & Match Mama meal even though I've starred a ton in my reader. I didn't even THINK about it being THE BIG Bachelor night. We enjoyed these SO MUCH. My husband raved! I actually wound up using a chuck roast (hubs picked out the meat at the grocery store so I just had to go with it) and it was delicious! Can't wait to try more! Thanks, Shay!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shay!

This week I am following your "Menu Monday" from your blog! I made this tonight and my husband and I LOVED it! I also made the Butterscotch Bundt cake and OH MY, what a great night of homemade food and football! Thanks for posting such great recipes, keep 'um coming girl! When will you get a show like Pioneer Woman?!?!

XO,
M. from Orange County, CA


Tara said...

Shay, seems like I made this when you posted it and I am revisiting it this weekend. I actually bought a pork butt roast because it was cheaper....think it will cook up just as good? Same additional ingredients?

Mix and Match Mama said...

Tara, it will be yummy! Pork cooked all day in the slow cooker is delish! You'll love it!

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