Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dirty Brisket

My breakfast room table, which is 10 feet long, is still diagonally occupying most of my kitchen. I am restricted to cooking on one stove, with only 2 feet of counter available, and, at best, 4 feet of floor behind me. Obviously, I'm cooking as simply as I can, especially when you consider that Thor and his 2 footed companions will periodically just show up to see how things are going, and have to be chased from the room. There have been times when I wanted to take my older son up on his offer to just arm me with a length of maple flooring, explaining that it is 12% harder than redwood.

So, yesterday's dinner was a take off on a pot roast recipe, using a corned beef brisket which had been lurking in a corner of my freezer. 3 minutes from freezer to oven: how could anyone not love it?

DIRTY CORNED BEEF BRISKET

1 corned beef brisket
1/2 can pureed tomatoes
1 envelope onion soup mix

1/2 cup water

Put the brisket in the smallest possible roasting pan. Pour the tomatoes over it, sprinkle the soup mix over the tomatoes, and carefully pour the water in the sides of the pan to keep it moist. Cover tightly with foil, and roast at 300F for about 3 hours. Serve with boiled potatoes stirred in with melted butter and chopped parsley, and your favorite green veggie. Expect no leftovers.
It was a little salty for my taste, but the guys simply devoured this, and whined that there was no more!

11 comments:

Channon said...

Oh my! I've never attempted a brisket, but I might have to. That just looks incredible!

Paula said...

My son would love this. He's such a carnivore with beef being his favorite! Hope you guys stay warm today!

Pam said...

How frustrating to have such little space to cook - but it will all be worth it! The brisket looks fantastic...simple and easy - my kind of recipe.

Grace said...

doesn't sound dirty to me...sounds delicious! i crave salt and tend to douse my food in it, so a little too salty sounds good to me. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Even if you don't have much space to work, you always manage to put a fantastic meal on the table. Your family also seems to appreciate your efforts. I'm starting to yen to make a brisket.

noble pig said...

None for leftover sandwiches? That's a bummer! It looks delish.

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Bunny said...

I've never attempted a brisket, this looks so darn good!!

Anette said...

It looks very tasty! I'm with you on the salt issue! I salt the food lightly, so my husband always salt the food on his plate generously (without tasting it first) I say: why don't you taste it first? And I'm tempted to make his food really salty one day(to give him a surprise), but he knows I would never waste good food that way, so he continues to salt it before he takes a bite, and I continue being careful with the salt.

Pam said...

I love brisket! I've never tried it this way, it sounds yummy!

Peter M said...

It's making me hungry, it's easy and it's cheap...noted!