This melt in your mouth Jalapeño Brisket Recipe is a crowd pleaser! All the flavor without the heat. Serve it in your next gathering and it will be a hit.
Jalapeño Brisket Recipe
The best part of growing up in a multi-cultural household is the delicious party food that my mom and grandma used to cook. I have such a strong Jewish and Latin influence and that’s the inspiration behind this melt in your mouth super tender Jalapeño Brisket Recipe.
Jalapeños are not very used in Venezuelan cuisine but it is very Latin and I love experimenting with different pepper flavors. Reading this recipe you probably would think that this beef is spicy but on the contrary. I used Tabasco Green Jalapeño Pepper sauce which is one of the mildest of all hot sauces. When it cooks, it gives out this intoxicating peppery aroma and the pan juices actually come out super sweet with a subtle
When it cooks, it gives out this intoxicating peppery aroma and the pan juices actually come out super sweet with subtle heat on the back. It is so subtle that my daughters loved the brisket and didn’t even notice the heat.
Hanukkah is around the corner and for the first night, I always try to make something special for the girls. Since we don’t celebrate Christmas, I give them presents that night.
Our family still lives in Venezuela and my husband and I decided to create this tradition. I decorate the house with Hanukkah dreidels and we light our first candle.
I cook a special dinner and we open presents. We started this tradition about 4 years ago and my daughters look forward to this special night. We still light up the candles on the rest of the 7 days. Last year we invited some friends over who had a daughter the same age as mine and I cooked a “Pasta Bar” where I arranged different filled pastas in bowls and different sauces so everybody can mix and match their dinner.
This year, I am going all out with this brisket. Just the smell while it’s roasting, is fantastic. My husband kept asking “Is it going to be ready soon?”. Of course, the secret is the sauce. Any brisket recipe that starts out with Jalapeño Sauce and a bottle of beer is a winner in my book. Well actually 2 beers, one for the brisket and one for me.
Any brisket recipe that starts out with Jalapeño Sauce and a bottle of beer is a winner in my book. Well actually 2 beers, one for the brisket and one for me.
Through some experimentation, I was able to master the perfect Brisket Recipe technique: Browning the beef and simmering the sauce before going into the oven. It will give a beautiful color and caramelization to the outer edges of the meat and therefore it will develop a more complex flavor and texture. I am not a fan of slow cooker brisket since it falls apart so much and the sauce turns out watery. For me personally, this method gives me beautiful results every time.
It will give a beautiful color and caramelization to the outer edges of the meat and therefore it will develop a more complex flavor and texture. I am not a fan of slow cooker brisket since it falls apart so much and the sauce turns out watery. For me personally, this method gives me beautiful results every time.
Oh and did I mention?, it so easy to make. Make a double batch and freeze for later use! It’s it so delicious that it’s worth it. For this brisket recipe, my husband and I did a degustation of 3 tabasco sauces: the original, green jalapeno and smoky chipotle:
The Chipotle had a nice smoky flavor but it did pack on some heat. The regular Tabasco is delicious as always and the Jalapeño was the mildest of all the 3 but the green pepper gave it such a nice flavor that I kept on “trying” it. Next time I am making a grown up Brisket and adding on the Chipotle sauce.
To start, simply brown your beef on both sides and remove from heat. To the same pan add the onions and sauté until soft. Pour in the sauce and let it boil for 2-3 minutes. In a
In a heat-proof dish, place the beef, the onions, and top with the sauce. Cover with foil and let it cook in the oven until tender. For me, it is always 3 hours. The 3 longest hours ever because the aroma of the jalapeño and brisket are intoxicating.
Without further ado here’s my delicious Jalapeño Brisket Recipe
- 5-6 lb . Brisket fat trimmed
- 1 Bottle of Beer preferably dark
- 1 oz Jar of Apricot Preserves 12.75
- 2 Tablespoons of Jalapeño Tabasco
- 1 Large onion sliced
- 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons of Parsley chopped
Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F.
Season the brisket with Salt and Pepper on both sides
Preheat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
Place the Brisket inside the skillet and let it brown well on both sides, about 4-5 minutes each
In a bowl, add the apricot preserves, jalapeño sauce and beer. Mix until combined
Place the brisket on a baking pan
Toss the onions to the skillet and let it cook until soft, about 5 minutes
Add the sauce to the onions and let it boil for about 3 minutes
Empty all the onions and sauce on top of the brisket
Cover with foil and let it roast in the oven for 3 hours or until soft
When the brisket is ready, slice and add the sauce on top and garnish with Parsley
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