Gas Grill Recipes
In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant chefs, too, hence the smoke ribbons and Hank Williams songs drifting out of restaurants as far away as Brooklyn. But can great brisket be made at home? I devoted a weekend to the task and learned hat with a few key ingredients—salt, pepper, patience, and advice from Aaron Franklin, my neighbor and the pitmaster at Franklin Barbecue in Austin—swoonworthy results are doable. You just have to take the time—12 smoky hours.
Brisket (from the cow's breast or lower chest) is rich in connective tissue, so it requires a low-and-slow process to relax the muscle into tender goodness-a pleasure that can't be achieved with a quicker method.
Luckily, those first unforgettable bites are worth the weekend. So let's get started.
1. ORDER THE BRISKET
You'll have to special-order your brisket ahead of time (the brisket already sold at the meat counter is typically not whole). You should be able to do this at almost any butcher shop or at a grocery store meat counter. Ask for a brisket that is as evenly thick as possible, with the surrounding fat trimmed to 1/4" thick (this protects the meat from drying out while cooking).
2. SEASON THE MEAT
An hour before preparing the grill, place brisket on a rimmed baking sheet. Mix salt and pepper in a small bowl and season the meat all over (it should look like sand stuck to wet skin but without being cakey). Let meat sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
For gas: Keep smoking the brisket, rotating every 3 hours and flipping as needed if top or bottom is coloring faster than the other, until meat is very tender but not falling apart and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of meat registers 195-205 degrees, 10-12 hours total.
Need a cheat? If you just don't want to spend your whole day at the grill, here's a fail-safe, Aaron Franklin-endorsed alternate method that will deliver similarly glorious results: Smoke brisket on grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of meat registers 150-170 degrees, 5-6 hours. Wrap brisket in foil, place on a baking sheet, and cook in a 250-degree oven until meat reaches the same 195-205 degrees internal temperature, 4-6 hours longer. What's important is getting that smoky flavor into the meat, and 5-6 hours on the grill should do it. After that point, you're simply getting the meat cooked through.
DO AHEAD: Brisket is best shortly off the grill, but you can still get good results smoking it up to 3 days ahead. Let cool for an hour before wrapping in foil and chilling. To serve, reheat meat, still wrapped, in a 325-degree oven until warmed through.cityview apartments provo pei wei cityview hk cityview hotel cityview plaza garage san jose phone number cityview com cityview apartments west palm beach cityview hop on hop off trolley boston cityview dallas cityview centre fort worth courtyard fort worth west at cityview cityview apartments orlando fl cityview lane quincy ma heights of cityview apartments fort worth tx cityview elementary amarillo cityview hotel san antonio cityview hotel tripadvisor 1701 cityview charlotte nc cityview apartments philadelphia cityview net the cityview kowloon cityview hours cityview rental cityview family physicians fort worth tx avery pointe at cityview apartments crossfit cityview cityview place apartments 32 cityview la quinta cityview fort worth cityview pittsburgh hyatt cityview cityview apartments wausau wi 200 cityview apartments homewood suites by hilton fort worth west at cityview, tx 16818 cityview place cityview dim sum 2 cityview lane quincy ma anatole at cityview lubbock tx cityview school minneapolis saltgrass cityview cityview fayetteville nc cityview properties charlotte nc cityview projects amfam life company cityview amherst at cityview apartments 77060 cityview greensboro cityview condo atlanta oxblue cityview 540 se cityview szechuan cityview biscayne at cityview hyatt place ft.worth cityview cityview nursing and rehabilitation center enclave at cityview fort worth texas cbd oil in cityview, fort worth cityview school worcester 635 cityview ridge dr, henderson, nv cityview tours boston verandas at cityview cityview post office enclave at cityview apartments fort worth cityview apartments kansas city cityview greensboro nc 5900 cityview blvd fort worth savannah at cityview apts houston tx