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Sticky Brisket of Beef
If you're in search of the perfect hot meat sandwich, I think I may have just unearthed a strong contender for any hungry appetite! I'd like to say it was hard to create, hours slaving away in the kitchen, but it wasn't. About 5 minute’s preparation, 8 hours cooking (in the slow cooker) and 5 minutes to finish off. Simple!
Since we are promoting it in-store at Turnbull’s, I thought it only right and proper to put the dish to the test. Admittedly the sauce mix we are promoting is a bit of a cheat but who isn’t after a helping hand these days?
So what did I have to do to create this near perfect sandwich? The first step was simple, the ingredients. A one kilogram joint of Turnbull’s finest quality Northumbrian Brisket, a pack of Gordon Rhodes ‘Sticky Brisket of Beef without the Grief’ gourmet sauce mix (the name of which I love!) and some maple syrup.
The first thing I did was to remove the strings from the piece of Brisket and ‘un-roll’ it so it becomes a flat muscle of meat. Brisket is the old fashioned cut of meat that has become trendy again, though it never lost its appeal to us butchers. A slow roasting joint of meat that is packed with flavour and offers far greater value (code for ‘it’s cheaper’) than joints such as Sirloin and Rib.
Next you simply add 150 millilitres of water to the packet of sauce mix and blend it into a sauce. The instructions did not state whether you should use hot or cold water so I used water from the kettle that had cooled to warm and it seemed to work fine. I just had the feeling cold water wouldn’t mix as well – but it was just a feeling.
All you do then is lay your Brisket flat in your slow cooker and pour over the sauce mix. I moved the brisket around to allow the sauce to get under it and spooned the sauce over any parts that had not been coated. I then set it away for 8 hours and got on with my Sunday. Went out on my bike, had a walk and watched the rugby. Does life get any better?
Eight hours later and we were ready to put the Pulled Brisket Sandwiches to the test. I removed the Brisket from the sauce in the slow cooker and using two forks pulled the meat apart. Once pulled, I returned the meat to the pot, added a tablespoon of maple syrup and mixed it all together. Voila, sandwiches were served.
To ensure the perfect sandwich was created I naturally served them with a generous dollop of Turnbull’s Coleslaw (to date we have refused to name it ‘Slaw’) and fresh crusty buns. The verdict? Wow, amazing … can I have a second one please? Yes, that good! The recipe gave us enough meat for six sandwiches or four extremely generous extra-large ones.
You simply have to try this and if you don’t have a slow cooker? Go and buy one!