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More Information on Brisket Joints

The beef brisket is a very large cut that is incredibly popular with meat smokers, and a firm favourite amongst the BBQ community, especially in the US. A whole beef Brisket has a covering of fat on one side which packs bags of flavour, which is released into the beef as the fat renders during cooking.

Whether you’re prepping for the ultimate summer barbecue or opting to cook in the oven, finding whole beef Brisket online has never been easier.

Including the likes of Wagyu Brisket, Tom HIxson's Irish Wagyu Beef Brisket, USDA CHOICE Brisket and Spanish Beef Brisket joints, our selection of Briskets features a vast range of origins that each house their own unique flavours and textures to make every cut special. As the Brisket’s covering of fat melts and renders into the beef during cooking, there is a brilliant marbling, similar to that found in Ribeye steak, making it extremely flavoursome and textured.

Well known for offering only the most premium quality beef, Tom Hixson of Smithfield has been able to provide both experience and expertise over the years thanks to Tom Hixson of Smithfield’s seventy years of work.

Buy beef Brisket in the UK from us, for exceptional produce delivered directly to your door. You can also choose to order our whole Brisket in large quantities alongside our other cuts at trade prices, if eligible. If you are looking for more delicious BBQ meats, try our steak burgers, Sirloin steaks, and the popular BBQ Meat Box

Jam-packed with quality meat, the meat box includes cuts that are ideal for barbecuing and smoking. Our BBQ meat box features the ever-popular Miguel Vergara Angus Beef Brisket, alongside firm favourites, Wexford Valley Short Ribs and the USDA St Louis Ribs.

For more BBQ inspiration, and for a comprehensive range of exquisite BBQ meats, why not check out our BBQ page?

 

Beef Brisket FAQs

What Is Beef Brisket?

A ‘Brisket’ is a cut of beef taken from the lower back or chest, containing the breast muscles, including the deep pectorals and the superficial muscles. It is often quite a large cut with a layer of fat on one side which gives the meat its succulent, juicy flavour.

 

Where Can You Buy Beef Brisket?

Beef Brisket isn’t commonly available here in the UK. However, it is available from some online butchers such as Tom Hixson. Buying beef Brisket online is simple. Simply find the style and variety online, and pick an order date and time. Your brisket will arrive fresh/frozen in a reinforced chilled box straight to your doorstep. Our Hereford Brisket, for example, can be ordered online for 48-hour delivery.

 

Is It Expensive To Buy Brisket?

No, actually, it's relatively inexpensive to buy beef brisket from us here at Tom Hixson. Our Miguel Vergara Aberdeen Angus Brisket costs around £4.60 per 200g portion (please note prices vary).

 

How Long Does it Take to Cook Beef Brisket?

If you’re cooking your Brisket in the oven, it will typically take around 3 to 4 hours on medium to low heat. A slow cooker takes around 10 to 12 hours of cooking on low heat or 5 to 6 hours when using a high heat setting. You may choose to cook your Brisket on the stovetop in a large skillet pan with a lid covering the joint, which will take around 3 hours, or until tender.

 

What Temperature is Brisket Done?

Beef Brisket should be cooked until an internal temperature of 70º C, which should be measured using a meat thermometer for the most accuracy. If the beef is cooked to a higher internal temperature than this, you may risk drying it out. A good indication of beef Brisket being cooked to perfection is if it easily pulls apart with a fork.

 

Can You Freeze Cooked Beef Brisket?

You can freeze our delicious beef brisket both before and after you have cooked it, however, you have to ensure that the brisket is wrapped airtight before freezing. If the meat was cooked before freezing, make sure it is properly thawed and reheated to at least 75º C before consuming.

 

How Do You Cook Beef Brisket in the Slow Cooker?

When cooking your beef brisket in the slow cooker, apply your choice of either seasoning or marinade to add extra flavour to your brisket then in a slow cooker brisket takes around 10 to 12 hours of cooking on low heat or 5 to 6 hours when using a high heat setting.

 

How Do You Make Beef Brisket Tender?

The best way to ensure your Brisket is tender and juicy is to prepare it in a slow cooker. Brisket can be a tough cut of meat, but preparing it in the slow cooker helps the connective tissue to break down, resulting in beautifully tender meat.

 

What Should You Serve With Beef Brisket?

If you are grilling your beef Brisket for your family and friends at a summer BBQ, we’d recommend serving the meat with buttery corn on the cob, and grilled vegetable skewers with baby tomatoes, and chunks of red onion, pepper, and courgette. A tangy coleslaw can work well when catering for a crowd, alongside a fresh summer salad.

 

How Should You Use Leftover Beef Brisket?

Use the leftover brisket by making delicious pulled pork, combined with Sauce Shop BBQ Sauce for even more flavour. Add this to a sandwich or salad for an easy midweek lunch or dinner.

 

Is Beef Brisket Fatty?

Beef Brisket is taken from the breast muscles of a cow, including the deep pectorals and the superficial muscles. It is a large cut which contains a layer of fat on one side, so although it is a fattier meat, this fat helps give the brisket its succulent juicy flavour. 

 

Whole Beef Brisket Recipe Inspiration

Looking for some mealtime inspiration for your delicious cut of beef Brisket from Tom Hixson? Why not try slow-cooking your beef Brisket with a delicious wine marinade and serving it with delicious honey-glazed parsnips and carrots for a cosy midweek meal? You could use beef Brisket as part of a pie, such as a steak and ale. By swapping the steak for Brisket, you will have a much more tender bite.  


For more recipe inspiration, why not head over to our dedicated recipes page?