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Too much brisket

After hunting around for brisket (it's surprisingly difficult to find around here), my husband wanted to make sure we had enough for our Hanukkah party and he got a 16-pounder. That's about twice what we'll need. I want recommendations of what to make with the rest. I don't have a smoker, but I don't necessarily want to braise all of it. Does it work well for ground beef? Thanks!

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    1. re: wattacetti

      Sounds like it's just a regular brisket.

      1. re: wyogal

        No, I mean use the unused portion of the brisket to make corned beef.

    2. You can braise it in with cumin, chiles, oranges, oregano and other things and use it for tacos!

      you can bbq it.

      wikipedia says that in korea they slice it very thin and pan fry it and eat it over noodles.

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      1. re: luciaannek

        I love brisket tacos!!! Here is a great recipe: http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/01/sou...

        We eat them on soft corn tortillas with shredded cabbage, a little raw onion and Tapatio hot sauce. Sometimes a little avocado too. It freezes really well too.

      2. I'd freeze half for later.

        1. How about... braise "some" extra and put away (freeze) the excess in small packages for later :) Then cut the remaining, raw, brisket into one or two smaller portions, wrap and freeze, for braising later. luciaannek's suggestion of alternate seasoning sounds great.

          1. It shrinks quite a bit, and I would just do it all, and have leftovers. One can either eat the leftovers right away or put it in the freezer in meal-sized portions, use for sandwiches or tacos.
            How many people are expected at the party?

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