Brisket Tacos is one of my all time favorite dishes when going to restaurants here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. So I decided to put my own spin on this Texas favorite by slow cooking mine with a bit more flavor – an IPA. I had one Modus Hoperandi IPA left in the fridge so there was no debating on what to use – and let me add, it was a great decision!
I hope you enjoy!
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- 1-Trimmed Brisket (about 5-7lbs)
- 3 – Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 – Red Onion sliced
- 3 – cloves garlic smashed and chopped
- 12oz. can of Modus Hoperandi IPA
- 3-4 cups beef broth/stock (may substitute water with beef bouillon cubes)
- 2-tsp – Smoked Paprika
- 1-Tbls – Regular Paprika
- 2-Tbls – Chili Powder
- 2-tsp – Ground Cumin
- 1-tsp – Cayenne Pepper
- 1-Tbls Fresh Thyme (1-tsp dry thyme)
- 1- Bay Leaf
- Kosher Salt and Freshly Cracked Pepper
Get your Crock Pot out along with a large skillet. Salt and Pepper the Brisket. Heat the skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil when it gets hot. Brown the brisket on both sides (about 3-5 minutes each side) and place it in the bottom of the crock pot. Put the red onions and garlic over the brisket, pour the IPA over the brisket and add the beef broth to just cover the brisket. Add all of the spices and herbs and stir to combine. Place lid on crock pot and cook for 4-6 hours on low.
Once the cooking is complete, take the brisket out and pour the liquids into a container. With couple of forks, pull the brisket apart and place into a serving dish, or back in the crack pot. Pour enough of the sauce back over the brisket to not quite cover the brisket and dont forget the cooked onions in the broth. You basically want to keep the brisket moist and warm.
To serve, prepare your corn (my choice) or flour tortillas, add monterey jack cheese (I even add some Chihuahua Cheese), sliced avocado, chopped poblano and/or jalapeño peppers (depending on your heat tolerance), some chopped cilantro, and a wedge of lime. Don’t forget your favorite IPA, preferably a Modus Hoperandi IPA.
Let me know your thoughts on this IPA-infused North Texas Staple