Typically I barbecue brisket, it is our standard fare for branding time. I wanted to experiment with new flavors for my brisket and it actually turned out pretty good. We all loved it. Brisket gets falling apart tender when slow cooked and this cooking liquid turned into a wonderful, savory sauce. The Asian flavors were a nice change from our standard barbecue. I love the slow cooker and can't imagine not having one. Starting the meal in the morning and having it all ready to go in the evening is a huge help when we are busy.
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Now for the exciting part! THE GIVEAWAY! I have a new knife and I want you to have one too. This isn't just any knife it is the Guy Fieri's Knuckle Sandwich 8" Chef Knife "Big Stick" with Criss Cross Crusher by Ergo Chef.
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- Patented ergonomic design is created to be an extension of your hand for natural comfort
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- Full tang and abbreviated bolster adds strength and balance
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Asian Beef Brisket with Broccoli and Water Chestnuts
- 3 to 4 pounds beef brisket
- 2 beef bullion cubes
- 2 cups hot water
- ½ cup honey
- ½ teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 4 cups steamed broccoli
- 1 can sliced water chestnuts
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Place brisket fat side up in slow cooker. In a mixing bowl combine hot water and bullion cubes stirring until they are pretty much dissolved. Add honey, dry mustard, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic cloves. Stir until well combined and pour over brisket. Cook for six to eight hours in slow cooker.
About 30 minutes before serving, prepare rice and broccoli and stir water chestnuts into broccoli at the end cooking, just so they have a chance to get warm.
Remove brisket from slow cooker, cover and set aside.
Pour cooking liquid into a container and allow to sit and for fat to separate. Skim as much of the fat as possible from the liquid and discard. Place liquid into a sauce pan and add cornstarch, whisking until smooth. Cook over medium high heat until sauce has thickened.
Slice brisket. Serve over rice with broccoli and water chestnuts, and thickened sauce.