On our farm, the holiday season makes for a joyous cooking occasion. We always know when the holiday is near - the savoury aroma of simmering beef is traveling throughout the house!
Why not try something special for the holidays this year? The whole family can take part in slow cooking a delicious grass fed beef brisket – perfect for a Christmas feast, dinner party, or New Year’s Eve shaker! Gather your aprons, and let’s head to the kitchen to prepare a festive dish!
1⁄2 cup onion, finely minced
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chili sauce
1⁄4 cup A.1. Original Sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1 teaspoon thyme
2 teaspoons cajun spices
1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
3 - 4 lbs beef brisket
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Mix dry spices together and rub over the lean side of the brisket. Sprinkle liquid smoke over the spices. Tightly wrap the meat in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning place the brisket in the slow cooker fat side to the bottom. Mix all sauce ingredients together and pour over meat. Cook on high for 6 hours. Once cooked, remove the meat to cutting board, and rest before cutting.
Take pan juices from the slow cooker and place in a saucepan. Cook for 10 minutes at a low bubble until reduced by 1/3 to 1/2. Serve sauce with sliced brisket.
Side dishes that are perfect for beef brisket
It’s not Christmas without festive side dishes! We’ve chosen classic recipes to compliment our juicy and flavourful brisket!
Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
This Southern sweet potato casserole is the perfect combination of sweet potato filling and crunchy, buttery pecan topping. It's the only sweet potato casserole you'll need and it's sure to be a hit with family and guests.
Lemon Pepper Green Beans
These brightly flavoured beans can be served warm or cold as a salad. With minty yogurt sauce on the side for dipping, they make a delicious, modern replacement for your traditional green bean casserole.
Are you in the holiday spirit yet? Let us know what you’ll be cooking during this festive time of year!