September Brisket

One of Jen’s favorite foods is brisket (and let be honest…isn’t it one of the everyone’s favorite foods?). So for her birthday, I decided it was time to fire up my egg. I went to Costco, and I found a nice looking 14.84lb Prime Brisket. The night before dinner, I trimmed up the brisket and rubbed it down with kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper. I also injected it with some low sodium beef broth. »

Beef Rib

My first introduction to a beef rib was at Pecan Lodge. It was so beefy, so rich, and oh so tasty! The closest comparison I can think of is the best fatty brisket you have ever tried! Since my first bite, I have wanted to try to make them at home. It took me a while to figure out where to buy one. I ended up going to Bolner’s meat market and they helped me pick out this B-E-A-utiful 2. »

Bolner's Prime Ribeyes

For Christmas this year my in-laws gave me a gift certificate to Bolner’s Meat Market, and I finally got around to using it and came back with these B-E-A-utiful bone in prime ribeyes: Unfortunately, they didn’t write the weight of these steaks, so I don’t know exactly how much they were, but they were definitely Texas-sized!! I recently watched an episode of The Chew where Mario Batali was recommending letting sit at room temperature for 2 hours before putting it on the grill. »

Christmas Brisket 2015

In Jen’s birthday brisket post, I mentioned I wanted to get back to brisket basics and make a traditional Texas style brisket using salt and pepper. With that in mind, I went down to my local Costco to pick up a brisket. I was happy to see that they had plenty of prime briskets albeit on the larger size. After going through my complex brisket selection (shaking them for flexibility) I chose a nice 14. »

Coffee Rubbed Brisket

I asked Jen what she wanted for her birthday and she said “Brisket!”. I usually do a more traditional brisket for Christmas, so I thought this might be a good time to deviate from the classic brisket and do something a little different. I opted to go with a Steve Raichlen’s coffee rubbed brisket. I headed down to my local Costco and found a nice 13.6 pound brisket. Jen graciously offered to prep the rub for me. »