My First Taste of Texas Brisket from Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse

First off, Happy Independence Day to everyone!  I recently won a giveaway sponsored by Man Up: Tales of Texas BBQ.  The grand prize was a BBQ feast courtesy of Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse which consisted of a 4-6 lb brisket and lots and lots of sausage.  My wife and I decided to try out the brisket.

The brisket

The brisket

The brisket was shipped in a Styrofoam cooler.  I’m not sure if it was packed on dry ice or using some other form of cooling, mainly because my wife received the package.  The brisket is hickory smoked, seasoned, and fully cooked (only needing to heat it up).

Brisket out of the package

Brisket out of the package

Here were the steps I followed to reheat the brisket:

  1. Preheated the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Lined a 9×13 casserole dish with aluminum foil and placed the brisket fat side up in the pan.
  3. Added 1/4 cup water over the brisket.
  4. Sealed the casserole dish with another large piece of aluminum foil.
  5. Placed the casserole dish in the oven to cook for 50 minutes at 375 degrees.  The package indicates to cook for 50-60 minutes for a 4-6 lb brisket.
Brisket prior to cooking/reheating

Brisket prior to cooking/reheating

When I took the brisket out of the oven, it smelled wonderful!

Finished brisket

Finished brisket

Slices of heaven

Slices of heaven

My wife and I were both a bit concerned that the meat was going to be tough.  It was anything but tough!  The brisket was very tender and flavorful, chock full of pepper and everything good about Texas brisket!  The only snafu about the whole meal was that I sliced the first few slices with the grain instead of against the grain.  But that’s what happens when an ignorant North Carolinian gets a hold of Texas BBQ.

So in short…  best brisket I’ve ever eaten.  Hands down!  Tonight I’ll be trying out the jalapeno and cheese sausage.

The restaurant for Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse is located at 188 Highway 290, Elgin, TX 78621 (approximately 24 miles east of Austin, TX).  Their website is http://www.cuetopiatexas.com, and their products are available for online purchase here.  You can also find Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse on Facebook and Twitter.

  • http://gravatar.com/oshawaogre Wilfred Reinke aka @OshawaOgre

    Mmmmm that looks tasty! congrats on scoring the brisket, I need to try my hand at smoking a brisket in my masterbuilt Smokehouse, I did one once on my gas BBQ and it turned out well.