Brisket Burnt Ends
Pops… old man… papa… dad… pappy – whatever you call him, show him the love this Father’s Day by serving up a meal worthy of the King of the Castle. Pitmaster Shane Draper shows us the steps to creating a mouth-watering, juicy brisket and burnt ends that are sure to have dad coming back for more.
You’ll start by seasoning both sides of the brisket, the flat and the point with Grilla Grills Beef Rub. Set your Silverbac to 275 degrees. You can choose to preheat or place the meat on the grate and heat from there. Set your timer for about an hour and a half. When you come back to check on it, you’ll want to check on the bark formation and crust. When you hit an internal temperature of about 150 degrees and you’re happy with the bark, it’s time to wrap.
Cut your tinfoil to size and place your brisket in the middle. Slowly pour about half a cup of beef stock on and around the meat and top with Worcestershire Sauce. Finish by sprinkling the Beef Rub on top and close up the tinfoil. Place the wrapped brisket back on the smoker at 275 degrees for about an hour.
Remove from the smoker and place in a tin pan to capture the juices. Peel open the tinfoil to vent the brisket and stop the cooking process. Let it sit open for about 45 seconds, or until it’s cool enough to handle.
If you followed our carving video, you’ll see there’s a perfect indention to separate the point from the flat. Your knife should glide right on through. Next, to even up your meat, carve across the point and divide the thickest piece. Take your knife and gently draw some lines to follow to create your cubes and then cut all the way through.
Next, place the cubes into the tin pans and cover with a coat of Beef Rub and pour in about 1 cup of the Aus Jus into each pan along with a touch of beef stock and a few splashes of Worcestershire Sauce. Place the tins back on the Silverbac at 275 degrees for about 45 minutes. Cover with a layer of Grilla Grill’s Thick ‘N Bold Sauce and give them a few more minutes to settle on the grill.
Now, back over to the brisket. Earlier we made a scoreline to make our cuts easier. Follow the scoreline and begin carving one half at a time. After you finish your cuts, place the pieces back in the Aus Jus to continue soaking up the juices.
Remove the burnt ends from the smoker and you’re ready to serve! Enjoy!
A Short History of BBQ Burnt Ends
Imagine you are in Kansas City. You have a nice piece of brisket, but part of it is so marbled that it seems to take forever to cook. Rather than tossing it out, you give it the time it deserves to get succulent and tender.
You just discovered the secret to the humble beginnings of BBQ burnt ends.
Burnt ends are not exactly burned or singed, so forget about worrying that you are serving your guests something that looks like it belongs on the bottom of a charred grill. Instead, burnt brisket ends are just kind of extra-smoked and cooked to perfection. This cut of brisket has so much fat and muscle that it simply takes a lot of extra hours to tenderize and fall apart. Good thing you have a “low and slow” cooking option thanks to your Grilla Grill! You can smoke your brisket burnt ends to perfection without doing much more than making sure they are smoking well, and turning them as needed.
How to Serve Burnt Ends
Brisket burnt ends can be eaten simply as-is with a variety of side dishes, such as grilled veggies or a summer salad bursting with fresh greens. For instance, try smoking and grilling seasonal corn on the cob to serve alongside burnt ends.
You can also drop brisket burnt ends into soups, chili, stews and baked beans for added flavor and texture. Consider mixing your finished brisket burnt ends with some kind of mayo dressing to create the beginning of a one-of-a-kind brisket salad for wraps and sandwiches.
Partnering Desserts With Burnt Ends
As you might imagine, brisket BBQ burnt ends have tons and tons of flavor. Because of this, they do tend to overshadow the other tastes in a meal. Therefore, you might want to offer guests and family lighter desserts to go along with the brisket. Vanilla ice cream made with all-natural ingredients is a perfect choice, as is basic pound cake with whipped cream and just a drizzle of warm caramel.
Now go out there and get those pellets ready. Those brisket ends will not burn themselves!