Brisket is the ULTIMATE meat of Texas. Most people think the only thing you can do with brisket is smoke it. I am here to tell you that brisket makes a amazing taco!
You HAVE to make this recipe. It is sure to be one the whole family will love! I had to cut my brisket in half and use two crockpots but it worked out wonderfully! I took one crockpot load to a new mom and the other was ours to devour!
- 3 pounds beef brisket
- Salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 yellow onions onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes, with their juices- I used two 14 ounce cans, one was roasted garlic flavored and one was fire roasted tomatoes
- 2-3 chipotles in adobo (there are usually about 10 chipotles in a can, so you can individually freeze the rest in plastic bags to use for future recipes!)- I used two and it was just the right amount of heat. Even the 9 year old loved them
- 1/4 cup molasses
- In a large skillet heat the oil over high heat. Salt and pepper the meat on both sides and then sear it in the skillet for about 4 minutes on each side. Remove and set into your slow cooker. To the slow cooker, add the onions, garlic and all the spices along with the vinegar, water, tomatoes, chipotle peppers, bay leave and molasses. Mix everything around with a fork and make sure the meat is nestled under all the juices. Turn your slow cooked to low and let it work its magic for 10 hours.
- hours later…. remove the brisket from slow cooker, using 2 forks, shred the brisket. Adjust seasoning as needed. You can either use the brisket right away, or transfer to a container and use the following day. This recipe also freezes well!
This meat is amazing on corn tortillas with some sliced avocados and cojita cheese! Also great meat for nacho toppings or filling for taquitos!
This will be a new favorite of ours and I plan to add it into the rotation as much as I can!
Check out my co-host Following in my Shoes posts for her new Tex-Mex recipe this week! We hope you have enjoyed this series and now have a few new recipes to add to your Cinco de Mayo festivities!
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