I remember my mom’s brisket so well. Coming home from school after our carpool dropped us off, I can still remember the aromas as we came through the front door!. “Yay! We’re having Brisket,” my sister Nise and I would say!
Sneaking a few carrots from the skillet before I headed to my room to start my homework, I’d be somewhat satisfied until dinner was ready; but not for long! The tenderness of the meat, braised for so long was my favorite part; fork tender and perfectly paired with the carrots!
All of the seasonings make this a win win dish. You’ll be bending the rules here a bit from the traditional brisket, with the prunes and beer, but the flavors of the two are well worth it. Trust me…as a teenager, seeing prunes and beer in a pan on the stove for a dinner that I was going to eat? I don’t think so! I hesitated for sure! But the rules were, you’ve got to try it. So I did! Hopefully you’ll love every bite of it too!
Thanks Mom! Love you!
This meal takes planning and preparation; as the meat and vegetables have to chill for at least 24 hours after the initial braising. It is GR8 to make ahead of time for a big dinner for family or company. Serve with one of my favorites, my Granny’s Fried Corn.