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A Different Take on BBQ: Sriracha Brisket 
Feb. 18, 2010 5:20 am 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010 1:07 pm

Sriracha Brisket with Pecorino Potatoes


There are few things I love more than a good slow-smoked beef brisket. For a "major" birthday a few years ago, Nancy told me she just wanted to hold a big party and invite all our friends to come. Her wish is my command (I am a well-trained husband :-)) and we had a party. We put together a huge spread, including 32 pounds of brisket that I rubbed with spices and smoked on our grills. I served it with spicy Texas and sweet Kansas City sauces. We had burgers, brats, and other assorted grill food, but the brisket was the bell of the ball. Four 8-pound briskets smoked for hours over apple-wood fires. The flavor was incredible.

February in Central Illinois is not a particularly good time for firing up a grill, but it doesn't mean you can't have a spicy brisket. I made this version, based on a Weight Watchers recipe, for a healthy cooking demonstration I did at a Weight Watchers open house last weekend. The major change I made was using Sriracha Sauce instead of a traditional chili sauce. It gave this brisket a nice sharp kick for only 328 calories, 11 grams of fat and 2 of fiber.

I served it with sliced potatoes that I coated with Pecorino and broccoli, but it is tender enough to break up and make wonderful sandwichs, maybe topped with a nice vinegar slaw.

Let's eat!

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Feb. 18, 2010 1:07 pm
Wow, love this recipe. I learned about Sriracha sauce on the Recipe Exchange. It's turned into a family favorite. My husband is a diabetic. I'm trying to decide how to lose some of the sugar. Great blog!
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