Tuesday, March 23, 2010

karen's no smoker-smoked bbq brisket...

this is such a great, easy recipe! the great part is you can change the flavor depending on the bbq sauce you choose. i prefer homemade, but you can cut down on the time by doing bottled. it's the perfect recipe for those busy days on the run!

{karen's no smoker-smoked bbq brisket}

1 beef brisket, about 3-5 lbs.
1-2 TBSP liquid smoke
1 recipe bbq sauce, below

take brisket & pour liquid smoke all over the meat. place in crock pot & cover with half of the bbq sauce. reserve the other half of the sauce to serve with the meat after. cook on high for 5-6 hours , or on high all day- 8-10 hours.

{my favorite bbq sauce}

1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1- 15 oz. can apricots, blended in food processor
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 TBSP mustard
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. ginger powder
1 cup catsup
1 TBSP salt
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1/4 cup molasses
1 TBSP worcestershire sauce

in a large sauce pan, saute onions in a little butter or oil until tender & translucent. add remaining ingredients. continue to stir until simmering. simmer for 15-20 minutes on low. let cool. store in the fridge. great on ribs, chicken, pork chops & best of all brisket:)

**if you're running short on time or just not feeling like making your own sauce, you can always grab your favorite bottled. i'll only judge you a little:) you know i'm kidding! i prefer sweet baby rays or famous dave's if i'm doing bottled... which i do-- every so often;)

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