Fri, 16 September 2011
Today Jimmy and Mindy welcome Joe Lindley and Pam Howell to episode 23 of Low-Carb Conversations with Jimmy Moore and Friends!
LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 23
Low Carb BBQ Brisket Prepared in a Smoker and Cooked Twice
Since this recipe is nothing but meat (and rub) it is low carb. I use an electric smoker to get the smoke flavor and also to produce a flavorful “bark” (blackened outside surface) that provides a great deal of flavor. Since briskets come in 8 to 12 lb. sizes, this makes enough meat for several meals. Portions can be easily frozen for use later on.
Recipe type: Entree
Author: Joe Lindley
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 27 hours
Total time: 27 hours 30 mins
Low Carb BBQ Brisket (Smoked Beef Brisket) prepared in a Smoker and double-cooked to provide tasty Burnt Ends. This recipe provides tender sliced BBQ beef and chopped BBQ beef.
A smoker is used in this example, however an oven or roaster oven can be used with liquid smoke to obtain the smoky flavor. The oven approach won’t provide as much of the “bark” outer surface characteristic of smoked beef.
Serving size: 10 Calories: 561 Fat: 30 grams Saturated fat: 11 grams Unsaturated fat: 19 grams Protein: 69 grams Cholesterol: 216 mg
Check the “trim” of the brisket: Sometimes the fat on both sides is completely trimmed off, which is NOT what you want. You want a brisket that has one lean side with the fat trimmed off (called the flat) and one fatty side that has fat over the entire length of the brisket. On the fatty side there should be a thick knot of fat at one end, sometimes intermingled with meat, called the “fat cap”.
Plan ahead: The brisket will be in the smoker for a long time – two long stretches. You don’t want to end up messing with it in the middle of the night. For briskets, 2 hours or so of smoke is about right, so after you’ve finished the smoke phase, you may, if you prefer, transfer the brisket to a preheated oven or roaster oven for the remainder of the cook time, wrapped in aluminum foil in a deep pan to catch the juices.