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Jan 16, 2007 09:54 PM

Brisket Recipes that Take Less than 3 Hours?

I'm an idiot. I planned to make a brisket this eve for dinner, but didn't start looking at recipes till now (6pm) and it looks like everything on Epicurious takes 3 hours or more.

Are there any good recipes/ideas with beef brisket that take less time? Or are we doomed to eat at 10pm tonight?

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  1. Plan something else for dinner tonight and serve the brisket tomorrow. Brisket does not like to be rushed.

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    1. re: JudiAU

      I agree...and use one can Dr.Pepper and 1/2 cup Worcestershire as a marinade,marinade in ziplock bag,lay flat on plate or large bowl,flip every 12 hours for 48 hours then slather a layer of good BBQ on the outside and bake,fat side up,in a roasting pan with the lid off,for 1 hour per pound at 275 degrees or until falling apart.Then last 15 minutes put another thick layer of BBQ over the top and then turn up to 375.You'll say to yourself I love candy and meat at the same time.

    2. Only 3 hours? I smoke brisket that takes 9 1/2 to 10 hours. Well worth it!

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      1. re: Mutt

        Yes, when you are cooking at 225, it takes a long time. Sometimes overnight.

      2. Maybe if you have a pressure cooker and you cut the brisket into smaller pieces...otherwise agree with JudiAU, get a pizza tonite.

        1. brisket really needs the time. cooked correctly (slow and low), it can be tender and wonderful. rush it, and it will be like chewing on beef-flavoured rubber.

          1. Cook it tonight and eat it tomorrow. It's always better the next day anyway.

            You'll also be able to skim off the congealed fat tomorrow.