Beef brisket offers a covering of fat on one side, that renders down during the slow cooking process resulting in tender beef with delicious smoky flavours. We stock a range of award-winning beef cuts at Tom Hixson, coming from several popular producers around the world.
Our range includes the likes of Uruguayan Grain Fed Brisket, USDA CHOICE Brisket, Hereford Brisket, and the popular USDA PRIME Brisket. With origins and producers that each provides their own unique flavours and textures, making every cut special in its own right. Click on the products to find out more about the breed, rearing processes, and tasting notes. Our halal beef brisket cuts are neatly complemented by your favourite dry rubs or Sauce Shop BBQ Sauce.
If you’re looking for a cut that is more than just a delicious meal, explore our range of halal wagyu brisket. Bound to impress your dinner party guests, the Halal Tom Hixson Wagyu Brisket offers unique qualities that are hard to find elsewhere. The fat marbling throughout our wagyu cuts infuses buttery flavours into the meat, which doesn’t need extra seasonings or sauces to be incredibly delicious.
Buy halal beef brisket from Tom Hixson of Smithfield and experience quality and flavours like no other. We also stock a range of delicious halal products with 100% traceability and certification. Our range includes halal poultry, lamb, steak, and delicious ribs - perfect for grilling alongside your brisket! Order from us for direct delivery to your door.
Brisket is halal as long as the cow has been reared and slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law. This includes ensuring the animal is alive and 100% healthy at the time of slaughter. The cow isn’t allowed to be stunned before slaughter, and the carcass must drain fully of blood before the butchering process.
Brisket typically comes from a cow. The cut is taken from the breast section beneath the first five ribs, behind the foreshank. Although rare, brisket can also come from a pig, from the same area on the animal. However, pork brisket isn’t found in your usual supermarket, but it can be sourced from some specialist butchers.
Halal beef ‘brisket’ is universal in the UK and US. In France and Canada, they refer to brisket as ‘poitrine’, with a flat cut being referred to as ‘poitrine de boeuf’. Brisket is also used in many different dishes, where the name will change depending on how it's used. For example, corned beef and pastrami.
Halal beef brisket holds a lot of connective tissues and muscles, which produce the best flavours and textures when broken down - this is best done by slow cooking. If you are a keen smoker, try cooking your brisket on the BBQ for delicious hints of smoke.
Marinate overnight either using a dry rub or by injecting the brisket with your favourite sauces. You could experiment with different flavour combinations, as beef brisket absorbs all flavours well.
Using the Traeger BBQ Signature Pellets, place your halal brisket on indirect heat, fat side up, and shut the lid. Cook for 6-8 hours, spraying your brisket with apple juice every hour. Your brisket should reach an internal temperature of 90°C. Once cooked, leave to rest for half an hour before slicing and serving.
Serve your tender halal brisket alongside tangy coleslaw, a fresh summer salad, and grilled corn on the cob. On the rare occasion that you have brisket leftovers the next day, try incorporating your brisket into a sandwich or wrap.
Yes, beef brisket is relatively inexpensive when compared to other popular bbq beef cuts. You get a large amount of meat with this cut, making it a cost-effective way to feed family and friends.
We’d recommend serving 200 grams of beef brisket per person. The amount per person might change depending on what you are serving alongside the brisket.