When Roasting a Beef joint, it’s quite easy to cook for too long, and the meat dry out. Cooking in one pain means that it’s going to retain more of the juices, keeping it more succulent, easier to carve and with more flavour in it.
This Brisket joint is a very overlooked cut of Beef, but it has so much going for it – it’s very cheap, needs just a little cooking to turn into a tender, juicy meat. It’s great, as you can put it in the oven, and ignore it (aside from a check up every so often), until it’s ready to serve.
To serve 4
1kg Brisket Cut of Beef
2tbsp Olive Oil
1 Red Onion
2tbsp Cider Vinegar
2tbsp Brown Sugar
3 Bay Leaves
3 sprigs of Thyme
900ml Beef Stock
1 Yellow Pepper
2 Chopped Carrots
200g Cubed Swede
1. Heat the Oil in a pan, and add the Beef joint. Brown the meat all over.
2. Transfer to an ovenproof dish, with a lid on it. Chop the Red Onion, and add to the pan, before cooking for two to three minutes.
3. Add the Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Bay Leaves, Thyme and Beef Stock, before covering with Greaseproof paper, and the lid.
4. Heat the oven to 160 C/ Gas Mark 3 for an hour, before stirring and checking on the liquid.
5. Cook for a further ninety minutes, before adding some chopped Yellow Pepper, Carrot and Swede. Season well, and cook for a further forty minutes.
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