!Meemaw’s Secret Spices: Young Sheldon Brisket Recipe Ingredients!

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Anyone who’s watched a single episode of Young Sheldon knows two things: the boy genius has a sharp wit, and his Meemaw possesses some serious culinary skills. We get glimpses of these talents throughout the show, but one dish stands out: her legendary brisket. This recipe, passed down through generations, is rumored to have even won a local barbecue competition.

Today, we’re bringing Meemaw’s magic to your kitchen. This isn’t just any brisket recipe; it’s a succulent, flavorful journey to East Texas comfort food.

Anyone have a complete Meemaw brisket recipe? : r/YoungSheldon
Anyone have a complete Meemaw brisket recipe? : r/YoungSheldon

Gather Your Ingredients:

1 whole beef brisket (around 3-4 pounds)

  • Yellow mustard (optional, for coating)
  • Kosher salt
  • Coarse black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cayenne pepper (optional, for a kick)
  • Brown sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Beef broth
  • Large onion, chopped
  • Optional vegetables for the pot: potatoes, carrots, celery

  • Cooking Up Meemaw’s Magic:

    1. Prep the Brisket: Pat the brisket dry with paper towels. You can coat it with a thin layer of yellow mustard for extra flavor, but this step is optional. Season generously with kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using).

    2. Sear for Flavor: Heat a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, sear the brisket on all sides to develop a beautiful brown crust. This step helps lock in the juices and adds depth of flavor.

    3. Building the Braise: In the same pot, combine brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and beef broth. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Nestled the chopped onion amongst the liquid, followed by your optional vegetables.

    4. Low and Slow: Carefully place the seasoned brisket on top of the vegetables. Bring the liquid to a simmer, then cover the pot tightly. Transfer the pot to a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) and let it braise for 4-5 hours, or until the brisket is fork-tender.

    5. Rest and Slice: Once cooked, remove the pot from the oven and let the brisket rest in the braising liquid for at least 30 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more flavorful and tender brisket.

    6. Serving Up Comfort: Using two forks, shred the brisket against the grain. Serve the shredded brisket with the braising juices spooned over the top. Don’t forget the side dishes! Mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, or coleslaw are all perfect companions to this Texas-style delight.

    Nutritional Facts (per serving):

    This recipe yields approximately 8-10 servings. Please note that these are approximate values and may vary depending on the specific cuts of meat and ingredients used.

    Calories: 450-500

  • Fat: 30-35g
  • Saturated Fat: 15-20g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: Varies depending on the amount of salt used.
  • Protein: 40-45g

  • Conclusion:

    Meemaw’s brisket recipe is more than just a delicious meal; it’s a journey to the heart of Texas comfort food. Packed with flavor and guaranteed to leave you wanting seconds, this recipe is a perfect way to impress your family and friends. So, fire up the oven, gather your loved ones, and get ready to experience a taste of Young Sheldon’s world.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Can I use a different cut of beef? While brisket is the traditional cut for this recipe, you can substitute it with chuck roast or bottom round. However, the cooking time may need to be adjusted depending on the thickness of the meat.

    2. Do I need to use apple cider vinegar? The apple cider vinegar adds a subtle tanginess to the dish. You can substitute it with red wine vinegar or white vinegar, but the flavor profile may change slightly.

    3. How can I thicken the braising liquid? If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can remove the brisket from the pot and skim off some of the fat from the surface of the braising liquid. In a separate bowl, whisk together a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch mixed with cold water) and gradually add it to the simmering liquid until it reaches your desired consistency.