Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dr.Pepper Pulled Brisket

I've found this recipe somewhere on bloglovin and loved to give it a try since I had never played with Dr.Pepper on my cooking era and Saturday is the best time to serve the family such a lovely meal like this..:)

Dr Pepper pulled brisket

1 (2 pound) brisket, first cut
salt & black pepper to season
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1/2 cup Dr. Pepper
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
2 teaspoons paprika

Sprinkle the brisket on both sides with salt and pepper, place in a roasting pan fat side up, and allow to come to room temperature.

To make the sauce, place in a blender or food processor the onion, garlic, chipotle chiles, 1/4 cup of the Dr Pepper, ketchup, mustard, molasses, Worcestershire, paprika. Puree until smooth, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the oven to 250°F. Lift up the brisket and pour half the sauce into the bottom of the pan. Place the brisket, fat side up, on top of the sauce, pour in the remaining 1/4 cup of Dr Pepper, then pour the rest of the sauce over the brisket.

Cover the pan tightly with foil. Place the pan in the oven and cook 3-3.30 hours or one hour and fifteen minutes per pound. At this point, you’ll want to test it to see if it’s fork tender. To do this, remove the pan from the oven and carefully pull back the foil as a lot of steam will escape. If you can easily stick a fork into then it’s done. If not, continue to cook it covered until it is fork tender, checking it every 20 minutes.

Once done, remove the pan from the oven, peel back the foil, and gently lift the brisket out of the pan into a large mixing bowl or baking dish, so when you shred it you won’t lose any juices. Allow the brisket to rest for 30 minutes. Shred the brisket in the large bowl with two forks. Pour the sauce over the brisket and toss well to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the pulled brisket with warm tortillas and salsa for tacos. I also had some shredded iceberg and grated cheddar served along..

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