Monday, April 11, 2011

A recipe for friends

Well, there really is no recipe for good friends. But to have one, you must be one. Kind of like, takes one to know one. But, a new good friend asked for this recipe. And since I have not blogged in SOOO long, I thought I would share it here. So, here goes... This recipe was from another good friend, with whom I shared a supper co-op. More on that idea later. Rocky Mountain Brisket with BBQ sauce 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp black pepper 2 TBS chili powder 1 tsp crushed bay leaves 2 TBS liquid smoke (I use hickory, and generously) 4 lb beef brisket BBQ Sauce 3 TBS brown sugar 14oz. catsup (I don't really measure...eyeball it) 1/2 cup water 2 TBS liquid smoke (again, generously here) salt and pepper to taste 4 TBS worcestershire sauce (generously here, too) 3 tsp dry mustard 6 TBS butter (I just throw in a whole stick) Emphasis mine: add a little honey (about 1/4 cup), cayenne (about 1/2 tsp) Simmer the sauce. I mix all the spices for the rub and put it all over the brisket. I cooked mine in a LeCreuset cast iron French Oven for about 2 hours or so at 325 degrees F. I put in a tad of water, so it doesn't dry out and get stuck to the pot. Slice thinly and top with sauce. When I say generously, I usually mean I didn't really measure it...or I added a dash or so more. Clear as mud? And regarding good friends, generosity is a good rule. ;-) Enjoy!

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