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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Mesquite Smoked Brisket with Cactus Salsa

I smoked a brisket this weekend on my horizontal wood burner using a bit of mesquite..

Used a simple rub of kosher salt, cracked black pepper, onion and garlic powder.









Smoke at a temperature of 275 for about 8 hours...




I let the brisket rest for 30 minutes after the smoke....


It came out so juicy and tender, melt in your mouth tender. :)



The smoke ring was nice and thick...






Heated a flour tortilla and started piling the brisket on :)



Added my cactus salsa and a bit of lettuce and called it good.


Came out really tasty!

14 comments:

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

I've never had brisket that I can remember, but you sure do make it look tastey Jeanie.

Anonymous said...

That's a great lookin brisket Cowgirl...real nice job smoking it!
"Added my cactus salsa and a bit of lettuce and called it good."
GOOD??? That looks absolutely delicious!!!!

grothe

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mark!
I wondered if they have much smoked food in your area of Canada. Briskets are really popular down here. Easy to smoke and they can be sooooo tender and tasty.
Hope you get to try one sometime. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Gene...Thanks!
It turned out kinda tasty!

Anonymous said...

Jeanie,
That looks MaaaaRRRvelous!!!
Another mouth watering creation to soothe the pallete. Thanks for using your smoking expertise to bring joy to us Hungry Folk!!

OTT
:)

cowgirl said...

:) Thank you OTT!
I've seen the smokes you and Gene put out...you two are the experts!!

YD said...

My mouth is totally watery right now. Looks so delicious!

cowgirl said...

Thank you YD! If you lived closer I'd share with ya. lol

dracothehound said...

That looks so good you just out do your self all the time lolol

Dave

cowgirl said...

Thank you Dave! It was a pretty tasty brisket. :)

Chris said...

....and we're just doing burgers tonight:(

cowgirl said...

Shoot Chris, I'd share.....although burgers sound pretty danged good too!

ozark cavedweller said...

it looks good, but how do you make the cactus salsa?

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ozark!
I make it a lot like fresh pico de gallo.
I cut up cooked cactus. (if you use canned it needs to be rinsed)..then add minced onion, 1 clove of garlic minced, minced jalapeno, some cilantro chopped...a squeeze of fresh lime juice and some salt and pepper to taste.
I do not measure anything, just eyeball it.
Hope this helps! If not, let me know. :)