Living in Kansas City, I certainly appreciate smoked beef brisket, and the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker offers a great method for delivering that fork-tender BBQ favorite. At the same time, I love the simplicity of braised brisket, especially this variation on the classic Jewish sweet-and-sour brisket. (I also love not having to tend to my smoker in the middle of a sub-zero Midwest January.)
If you can find a point cut brisket, which offers far more marbling, use it. Unfortunately, these cuts are harder to find in most retail locations. Fortunately, with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, even the leaner flat cut turns out wonderfully moist and tender, and with 48 hours in the bath, you get a deeply flavorful sweet-and-sour gravy that perfectly complements the unctuous brisket.
This brisket is a great centerpiece for entertaining or feeding a crowd on a cold winter’s day. Our favorite sides to accompany are buttered egg noodles and roasted carrots, and the leftovers make for a great brisket sandwich: crusty bread, brisket, sauce, and a layer of melted cheese.(more…)