What exactly is "beef brisket"?

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Uncle Bob

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Beef brisket should be labeled as such. Corned beef, while it is normally brisket is not the piece of meat you want for your recipe. Ask meat market personel for a beef brisket. Preferably a flat cut brisket...It should be pre-trimmed and ready to go.

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You'll have an easier time finding it at a butcher, not your local supermarket. The briskets in the supermarkets are good for corned beef and cabbage, Reubens, etc.
 

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They come salted and seasoned already.

Even though the package says "brisket".

That recipe calls for a fresh brisket.
 
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A "Corned Beef Brisket" comes salted (cured) and seasoned. A plain beef brisket does not. Grocery stores here sell Corned Beef briskets, Flat cut Briskets, Sometimes point cut brisket and often times packer briskets. The OP's recipe is calling for a 2 - 2 1/2 lb (plain) beef brisket Which should be available in a retail grocery stores...depending on location!
 

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We can only find "Corned Beef Brisket" around here so I substitute sirloin roasts for the recipes that call for a plain "Beef Brisket". I know they aren't the same but it seems they cook similarily.
 

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Some may not agree, but if you are unable to locate a fresh brisket (I know many people are nowhere near a butcher) I might personally use a well-trimmed chuck roast for that "shreddable" texture. It's nowhere near the same as a good ole brisket, but round or sirloin roasts are a might too lean for a brisket recipe, and the corned beef is cured -- not what you want for this recipe.
 

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jeekinz, from tom's river to mahwah, i've been able to find fresh brisket cuts of beef. they're great prepared in a myraid of ways, always low and slow.

are you sure you're from new jersey??? i mean with the sawx thing, and now brisket.
 

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At my house a grocery store that didn't at least have a flat cut brisket in stock would run the risk of seriously impacting their business. The packer briskets..only some stores because usually only Q-Masters look for them. If I ran a store in Texas, I might be out of milk, eggs, and sugar but not brisket...They might burn the store down!!!:LOL:
 

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LOL - What do you want me to say? All the Food Towns, Shop Rites, A&P's only carry Corned Beef Briskets. lol
 

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lol..we rarely have corned beef briskets in the stores here..just plain old brisket. Usually come whole (cry o vac) or the flat ends.
 

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