Marinated Beef Brisket
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Marinated Beef Brisket

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Whilst a longer cooking time is required for beef brisket, the wait is well worth it for boldly flavoured, tender beef. When paired with warmed tortillas and a crunchy winter slaw, expect a taste sensation that will have you coming back for more.
<b>Prep:</b>  Prep:
<b>Cook:</b> 4 hours  Cook: 4 hours
Serves 8 with leftovers Serves 8 with leftovers
Good source of iron Good source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 1-1.3kg Quality Mark beef brisket
  • 1 tablespoon each coriander seeds, cumin seeds, yellow mustard seeds
  • ½ tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • ½ tablespoon soft brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • good pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup beef stock

To serve

  • 8 soft tortillas, warmed
  • 2 handfuls of finely shredded green cabbage
  • 2 handfuls of finely shredded 
  • red cabbage
  • 1 green apple, finely sliced
  • 1 small red onion, very finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds, toasted
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • chipotle sauce
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • a handful of pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges



Place the seeds and peppercorns in a small dry frying pan over medium heat and lightly toast – you will smell when they are toasted. Straightaway remove from the pan and leave to cool. Lightly crush the seeds and peppercorns (see tips) and mix with the brown sugar, paprika and cayenne pepper. 

Place the beef brisket on a large plate and rub over the spice mixture. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
The next day, remove beef brisket from the fridge and bring to room temperature. 

Preheat the oven to 150°C. 

Place on a wire rack sitting inside a roasting dish. Pour in the beef stock then cover completely with foil and seal well. 

Place in the oven and cook for 4½ - 5 hours. Baste brisket 2-3 times during cooking by spooning over the meat juices. The brisket should be very tender. Remove from the oven and season with salt.

To serve:

Slice beef thinly and place 2-3 slices on each tortilla, along with a coleslaw made using the cabbage, apple, red onion and sesame seeds. Serve with small dishes of mayonnaise and chipotle sauce for drizzling over. Top tortilla with chilli and pumpkin seeds. Finally squeeze over a little lime juice. Wrap up and eat.

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  • Nutrition
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 332g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1946 (465)
Protein (g) 40
Fat (g) 21.2
Saturated (g) 5.5
Carbohydrate (g) 26.0
Sugars (g) 10.8
Sodium (mg) 776
Iron (mg) 6.9
Zinc (mg) 1.4
Selenium (ug) 6.8
  • Crush whole spices using a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder. If you don’t have either of these, you can simply place the spices in a metal bowl and crush with the end of a rolling pin.
  • Short of time? Marinate beef brisket for 4 hours.
  • Remove beef from the oven to the bench to baste, so not to lose oven temperature as you do.
  • We like to remove the brisket from the wire rack and place in the accumulated meat juices for the last hour of cooking. Keep covered in foil.
  • Keep meat juices in the fridge for another use or freeze. They can be used as part of the liquid content for a beef stew.
  • You could sharpen the mayonnaise by stirring through 1 tablespoon cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

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