Pulled beef brisket

Pulled beef brisket
Serves: 8
  • 1.3kg lean brisket joint
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 100ml prepared barbecue sauce
  • 2tbsp runny honey
  • 4tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 300ml good, hot beef stock
  • 2tsp smoked paprika powder
  • Baguettes or bread rolls, to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/Gas 2.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan.
  3. Place the joint on a chopping board and season with salt and pepper all over. Brown the joint on all sides and transfer to a large ovenproof dish.
  4. Add the remaining oil and cook the onion and garlic for 2-3 mins until soft. Transfer to the casserole dish with the joint.
  5. Add the tomatoes, barbecue sauce, honey, Worcestershire sauce, stock and paprika. Bring to the boil, cover and slow roast in the oven for 3-3.5 hours until the beef is tender.
  6. Transfer the beef to a clean chopping board and pull the cooked beef apart by securing the joint with a fork and shredding the meat with another fork.
  7. Pile the pulled brisket in baguettes or rolls, spoon over the sauce and serve with cucumber and onion relish.


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