Oh how I wanted to like this recipe. I followed it exactly but it just wasn't good.
First, the meat had no flavor. It was tender of course, but I've never had tough meat come out of a slow cooker. OK, so no biggie because I figured the "sauce" would give it a flavor boost...
Now for the "sauce". It was way too sweet to use for passing. So I shredded the brisket, added lots of chilli powder and cayanne pepper to balance the sweetness, more garlic, some cumin for smokiness, and KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. I took the sauce and poured it over the shredded brisket and mixed it up. My husband then bought some Kaiser rolls from the deli and we loaded the rolls up with the meat. It was still way too sweet for our liking, but at least the beef wasn't rendered inedible.
I didn't want to give this recipe less than 2 stars because there are some good ingredients here. But I really had to change it up so I couldn't even see givingit 3 stars. Next time I'll cut the brown sugar in half and nix the ketchup and butter. I'll also try adding liquid smoke for more of a bbq flavor.
Reviewed By: Guest: APH 2010-07-08