May 17, 2005

Carnival of the Recipes... Brisket

It's hectic here in the House of Boudicca. I don't know if it comes across that way or not when I write, but I have my calendar color coded and we pretty much run on a wing and a prayer around here. I'm so ready for summer...

So the crockpot rules in this house at times. I think it's probably one of the best wedding gifts I got, aside from all the Christmas ornaments. (Yes, I generically put 'Christmas Ornaments' on my bridal registry. I got some really cool stuff...)

This has become one of our staples... a once a month dealy. If you are on a low sodium diet, this is NOT for you. It's a Brisket with a whole heap 'O salt.

Now, when I was in Publix tonight buying the brisket, the sweet man/boy working in the meat department told me that if you are to cut a brisket, you cut it WITH the grain. It cooks more tender he says. I don't know why, but I'll take his word for it. However, since you cook this sucker for 8 hours, I don't think it much matters which way you cut it, if you're trying to get it to fit in your crockpot.

I serve this with egg noodles. Any rice, noodle, or potato will do. This would also make a good meal on a cold fall or winter evening... like a pot roast or stew

Crock Pot Brisket

1 package brown gravy
1 package onion soup mix (I use Lipton)
1 package Italian dressing mix
1 brisket (I hover around 1.5 lb)
2 cups of water

Place the brisket at the bottom of the crock pot. Throw everything else on top. Turn the crockpot on low. Cook for 8 hours or so.

The End.

All that salt makes it very tender, so remember, don't do try at home if you're on a low sodium diet!

Posted by Boudicca at May 17, 2005 10:47 PM

Figures - we have the same recipe. I LOVE THIS!! It is one of my good, lazy easy.

Not that I'm sayin' you're lazy, or me for that matter - well ok I am, well I can be....

Oh off track.

Anyway - Yeah. This one is really good. ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at May 17, 2005 10:58 PM

This is one of my new favorite foods. I had it for the first time in Texas. Now, I won't be making it...cause then it won't be one of my favorite foods anymore.

Can it be shipped to SC?

Posted by: Sissy at May 17, 2005 11:07 PM

Anything for crockpot is good...must try this on a day where sanity needs saved.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 18, 2005 11:10 AM

Sounds delicious! I don't eat meat usually, but tender, salty beef is lovely.

I notice you said, "any potato". I take it that includes green ones, then ;-)

Posted by: Sally at May 18, 2005 02:16 PM

Sally, sally, sally, sally... I mean mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, boiled potatoes or fried potatoes. Potatoes au gratin or potatoe pancakes... You know... potatoes!

Posted by: Boudicca at May 18, 2005 10:33 PM

I'm not taking your word for it about green ones!

Posted by: Sally at May 19, 2005 08:04 AM

Oh! I forgot you knew about the green ones! My bad! *grin*

Posted by: Boudicca at May 19, 2005 08:29 AM