Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Smoked Brisket Sandwich & The Best Slaw EVAH!

We smoked a big old brisket this weekend, 10 hours of smoke and 2 in the oven and it was the most tender, moist brisket I have ever eaten. Kudos to my husband who woke up at 5:00 a.m. on a Sunday to get it on the smoker.

One of my favorite reasons to smoke a brisket is for the brisket sandwiches I make. In my book that must include Coleslaw, and I have a killer Coleslaw recipe.

Part of successful coleslaw that isn't drippy and wet is to salt the cabbage. It brings out the moisture and you can then rinse and dry the cabbage and it stays a perfect consistency in the slaw.

1 package Hoagie or similar roll
horseradish sauce (I use the Beaver brand)
barbecue sauce (use your favorite)
Sliced brisket

Split and toast your rolls, place mayonnaise on one side and the horseradish and barbecue sauce on the other side

Place layers of brisket and add the cole slaw on the top

Coleslaw recipe

1 package regular slaw
1 package broccoli slaw
several handfuls of Craisins

Place the slaw in a colander and sprinkle on 2 tbl salt, mix and let sit and wilt and drain for 4 hours

Rinse and dry the slaw, set aside (p.s. I drain by squeezing in a clean white dish towel)

Slaw Dressing

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup buttermilk (I just use 1/2 cup buttermilk and omit the regular milk)
1 1/2 tbl white vinegar
2 1/2 tbl fresh squeezed lemon juice

Mix the above ingredients till smooth and add your dried cabbage, brocolli slaw, and Craisins, mix well and refrigerate and be sure and add to your Brisket Sandwich


Donna-FFW said...

Funny, I just finished picturing sweet and sour brisket. Great perverted minds..

Great tip on the cabbage for the cole slaw. Ill have to remember next time I make it. Dressing sounds terrrific. Id love to try it on a reuben.

Pam said...

The slaw does look and sound really tasty. I am loving the brisket sandwich...mmmm.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I wanna take a bite out of that sandwich!

Bethie said...

Cheryl, that looks dynamite. I must try your slaw recipe because I don't like those mayonnaise-y slaws either.

Debbie said...

Both the brisket and slaw look terrific. I love a good cole just adds to much to the dish. Love it on Barbeque!

Anonymous said...

That slaw looks so colorful and tasty! Love the addition of broccoli - almost makes the BBQ meal healthy. ;)

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

I am going to try salting the cabagge and letting it sit. I like your sole slaw dressing mix much better than mine too!

I need to get my husband busy smoking a brisket...I'm drooling for brosket sammies!

grace said...

oh that slaw! the craisins are an awesome addition, and the dressing sounds scrumptious! this meal is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. :)

Muneeba said...

Now that's a lunch I would enjoy any day of the week. And when I saw "best slaw EVAH", well that got me hooked! Am adding the dressing recipe to my "must make" list.

The Blonde Duck said...


Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

WOW WOW WOW - That is one DAMN good looking brisket sandwich! You put the Jewish deli's in town to shame with this one!! YUMMY!

Bunny said...

Ok that's my kinda sammie girl!!! Yahoo!

teresa said...

oh, it is way too late to be craving this, this is my kind of food!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Love the tip. We make Cole slaw a lot in the summer and I never knew to salt it first.
Great looking sandwich.

Sharon said...

I've never smoked anything but I can only imagine how satisfying it was to take a bite of this after so many hours of waiting!

Kathleen said...

OMGosh! This looks slap your mama good. I soooo wish my wonderful husband would take a shin to BBQ. It's still a pink job (seriously) in our house.

Foodiewife said...

What a coincidinky... I made slow cooker pulled pork and the best cole slaw evah! Are you spying on me? The slaw is close to mine and it is great. Your brisket wins, though. Much better than mine ever could be. Yummy!

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