Coca-Cola Ancho Chili Pulled Brisket Soft Tacos

Recipe Courtesy Annette Joseph

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Photo courtesy Annette Joseph

BRISKET AND BRAISING SAUCE
1 (5- to 6-pound) beef brisket, trimmed of fat (I like to leave a little fat)
1 tbsp sea salt, divided
1 tsp pepper, plus 1 tsp for rubbing on the brisket
1/4 cup olive oil
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, with their juices
1 cup ketchup
2 (12-ounce) cans Coca-Cola
1 medium red onion, sliced
1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
1/4 cup ancho chili powder
1/4 cup chili powder
10 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup red wine vinegar to serve
16 flour or corn tortillas
1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium onion)
1 cup thinly sliced radishes
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups crumbled queso fresco cheese
1/2 cup sliced fresh jalapeños
4 limes, cut into wedges

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Rub the brisket all over with 1 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat and sear all sides of the brisket until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together all the remaining sauce ingredients and season with the remaining 2 teaspoons salt and pepper to taste. Pour the braising sauce into a large roasting pan, then carefully add the seared brisket to the pan. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and tightly seal it around the edges. Bake the brisket in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 300° F and continue to bake for 6 to 7 hours, until fork tender.

Remove the roasting pan from the oven, remove the foil, and allow the brisket to rest in the pan at room temperature for 1 hour. Using 2 large forks, shred (or “pull”) the brisket apart. Reserve 2 cups of the sauce from the pan and transfer it to a large mixing or serving bowl. Toss the pulled brisket in the sauce before serving, or serve the sauce on the side.

When you are ready to serve, wrap the soft tortillas in aluminum foil and warm them for 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 200° F. Serve the brisket alongside the warm tortillas and bowls of the assorted toppings

Serves 6 to 8

Wolf of Wall Street: Million Dollar Martini

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In honour of the 86th Academy Awards, we’re serving the perfect recipe for an Oscar-themed party. Enjoy a Wolf of Wallstreet Million Dollar Martini  from the comfort of your own home.

Wolf of Wall Street: Million Dollar Martini
2 oz. Iceberg Vodka
1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
Green olives

Shake well with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with green olives (green for money of course!).

The Oscars telecast begins Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m. We’re routing for you Leo!

I’ll Bring the Bubbly

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I am in charge of champagne for the New Year’s party I’m attending this year. I know all about the best glass to use (and it’s not the coup) and I know I’ll need at least 1 bottle for every five people (after all, there are other cocktails happening throughout the evening).

But which champagne shall I serve?

Personally, I’m a fan of Pol Roger’s Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill, but the price tag is a deterrent when you need to buy multiple bottles. I also love (and yes, it’s partly because it’s pink) Moet Rose Imperial.

Whatever you’re serving (and you will tell us, won’t you?) we hope this New Year’s is one to remember.

Cheers.

 

Operation: Deep Fried Turkey

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This holiday season get out of the kitchen and fire up tradition with a modern take on a traditional feast.

Deep frying a turkey is not for the faint hearted, so be safe. Here are a few tips to stand by:

  • Place the fryer in an open, outside area, preferably on a cement or brick surface.
  • Make sure the chef is up to the challenge and never leaves the fryer unattended.
  • Oven mitts are required at all times to protect hands and arms.

A deep fried turkey is crispy on the outside, moist and delicious on the inside and, surprisingly, not greasy at all.

Enjoy!

Learn how to deep fry a turkey.

Read the entire article ‘Entertain Me – Operation: Deep Fried Turkey’ in Issue 10 of Dabble

 

Tea Time

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Did you know tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world?

Tea –black, green and white — can help to promote heart health, bone mass, healthy weight and even brain power. Even one cup of tea a day can promote healthy blood pressure, which could have significant impact on public health in terms of heart attack and stroke prevention.

It’s tea time!

Read the entire article ‘Best Places for Tea’ in Issue 7 of Dabble