Brisket Tacos with Summer Salsa

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Brisket Tacos with Summer SalsaRecipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Slow-cooker beef brisket and crunchy fruit salsa make these tacos a perfect blend of savory and sweet.

Makes 6 to 8 servings


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2 uncooked bacon slices, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium-size white onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (3- to 3 1/2-lb.) beef brisket, trimmed
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
3 tablespoons adobo sauce from can
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
10-12 (8-inch) flour tortillas, warmed


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 7 Hours, 30 Minutes

1. Place bacon and onion in a 6- to 8-qt. slow cooker. Stir together salt and pepper; sprinkle over all sides of brisket. Place brisket in slow cooker.

2. Process broth and next 7 ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds or until smooth; pour mixture over brisket. Cover and cook on LOW 7 hours or until brisket is fork-tender. Transfer brisket to a 9- x 13-inch baking dish; cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

3. Pour sauce through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Stir in vinegar.

4. Coarsely chop brisket; spoon over warm tortillas. Drizzle with sauce, and top with Crunchy Summer Salsa.

Created date

June 2015