Beef Brisket Tacos
I took this picture after…6 pm! That is so outstanding I can barely contain myself. It’s been a long, dark winter in Minnesota and while it’s still cold as hell, with a thick blanket of dirty snow covering everything (the color of despair as my Twitter friend @ChefSpencerGray called it, perfect), there is light. Lalalight!
It’s still braising weather, however, which I’m not really complaining about – yum, braise, always – but I am itching to put away the Dutch oven and stand on the deck, after a day of too much sun, sipping champagne while I grill…
Uh, not quite yet.
A painfully delicious taco conversation with Eating for England blogger Angharad Guy, paired with these longer days of sunlight, appears to have spiked a serious craving for spicy food – no, I’m not pregnant – so I turned to one of my favorite all-time blogs, Homesick Texan, for her recipe for Dallas-style brisket tacos. I’ve been eyeing the recipe for awhile, waiting for a lazy Sunday, just perfect for sliding a roast in the oven and letting it slow-simmer all day. While there are fresh jalapenos in the broth, the beef emerges flavorful-not-spicy (and falling-apart tender, of course).
Adults and children alike will be all over these.
In fact, you can think of these as the Philly cheesesteak of tacos. Dallas-style means cheese melted onto the tortilla before piling in the brisket with sauteed peppers and onions. Serve the tacos with pan juices and salsa for dipping.
Sigh with happiness for the beauty of braised beef.
Squint into the sun.
Try not to eat six of them, like John did.
Snack on raw jalapenos with salt, like I did, so good, come on sun, bring it.
Thanks drogers & zacatecanita! Gooooood stuff. All of Homesick Texan's recipes are.
This looks so good! I want some of this right now!
These tacos look great!
I know what you mean about the light! I took mine after 5 pm yesterday. I must say I wasn't very happy the morning after daylight savings kicked in, but during the shoot I started seeing the benefits =D. Love the photo of the peppers especially -- very well shot!
Then you will swoon over these, hahaha. No doubt. Enjoy!
Not only am I a huge fan of all things Mexican (even Tex-Mex), I am a super dipper too. This recipe looks delicious - it encompasses both of those things. Yum!
Easy to pull together - just need the time to braise, unless you have a pressure cooker... Delish the next day or two as well! Hope it can work out - and thank you!
Yummmm! I may try these tonight... I've been looking for a fun mexi-inspired recipe.
Aw thanks Lauren, you're the sweetest!
Oh YUM! Great photo too! I will def. test out this recipe!
Yep :) Thanks!