Braised Brisket


5-6 lb brisket

salt and pepper

olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

4-6 cloves garlic, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

1 16oz can whole peeled tomato, slightly crushed by hand

1 12oz can lager beer

3-4 cups beef broth

1/4 cup favorite bbq sauce( i used my own)

Preheat oven to 300F.

Remove most of the fat from brisket, discard the fat. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over meat. Add olive oil to the bottom of a dutch oven. Brown brisket on all sides. Remove from pan. Add more olive oil if needed. Add onions and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, jalapenos, smoked paprika, cumin and coriander. Cook for another 4-5 minutes. Add brisket back to pan. Add beer, tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and transfer to preheated oven. Cook for 4-5 hours, until meat is coming apart. Remove brisket from pan. Add bbq sauce to broth and reduce over high heat by a third. Slice brisket and arrange on serving platter with reduced sauce poured over the meat. Serve warm.