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Coffee Beef Brisket with Spicy Barbecue Sauce… and a month in the life of foodisthebestshitever

coffee brisket with home made barbecue sauce
I don’t even know where to start about what has been happening in my life that is so damn important that I don’t have a free moment to say hi to you folks out there in Blogland. I know, I know… I should probably start at the beginning. Yes, that makes perfect sense… start at the beginning.

Well *takes a deep breath* you know how we opened a restaurant back a little bit? No? Well we did open a restaurant a couple of months back and that is well and truly sucking me dry of inkling of spare time I thought I might have had. Yes I am it’s drunkard seafarer and it is my two dollar lady of the night… except with minimal risk of venereal disease. We have been waiting for a restaurant to call our very own for quite some time now, and this restaurant was a very fortuitous opportunity indeed, that presented itself as we were in the middle of some pretty big house renos, oh, and we were already pushing extra hard to get these house renos done by the time of my fortieth birthday party… which was just last week.

*pauses for another breath*

*tries to work out what the hell the point is and possibly if there is a segue here at all*

Yep. Proper grown up now… well at least that’s what they keep telling me.

So, in rather a large “fuck off” to being old and permanently retiring my dancing shoes, we held a bit of a ho-down and partied just like it was 1998 again… minus the lollipops. Ah the lollipops. Definitely one of those stories best saved for another time, like possibly when you and I sit down with the colonel and enjoy a good stiff drink whilst wearing our brown dressing gowns… AKA not at all.

We partied like twenty year olds and then spent three days recovering, looking not at all dis-similar to a person with an acquired brain injury or possibly a group of incapacitated elderly minus the incontinence… well, mostly minus the incontinence. We certainly SHOULD have had carers but no one had the foresight to book that shit in so there we sat, verbally defecating all over anyone who was with-in earshot. We had defective head meat. My brain’s wifi was weak, very weak and there was no sign of the signal improving for a few days at least. It was like my brain was using one of those cheap and nasty service providers that give you reception nowhere… basically not even close to being able to perform the one task they were created for. So that was my brain. Got over it eventually but it was certainly not a pretty sight.

Also, just a little something I noticed this year about birthdays. Why does everyone tell you what to do on your birthday? Seriously, everyone I saw had something to say, telling me to do things like “enjoy your day”, and my social media was filled (yes filled. I’m hella popular in the virtual realm… not sure what happened in reality) with comments like “have a great birthday” – straight up just telling me what to do. Well you know what? You have a great day; I’ll do what ever the fuck I want.

Just a little something I noticed…

While my brain recovered I searched for a recipe past Graz may have had the foresight to stash for future hungover Graz so that he may appease the people and, much to his credit, past Graeme had done me proud. Here’s what that sexy bastard saved for me.

Cook some brisket

Cook some brisket

Make some barbecue sauce

Make some barbecue sauce

Put it into a burger with some 'slaw

Put it into a burger with some ‘slaw

Sit in the carpark

Sit in the carpark

Eat the shit out of that bad boy!

Eat the shit out of that bad boy!

COFFEE BEEF with SPICY BARBECUE SAUCE (for a gathering of the hungry mans club)

3-4kg piece beef brisket
2 cups strong black coffee
1 cup water
Salt and pepper
The home made bbq sauce down below
Rolls and ‘slaw to serve

• Marinate beef in coffee and extra water overnight or at least… well… overnight, just like I said
• Roast covered in 150C oven or simmer very gently on the stove top for 5 or so hours* or until very tender. If liquid dries up before meat is cooked add a little water, 1 cup at a time, until that bad boy is melting like your heart did when you first saw that young lady you now call your wife. This is also a grand opportunity to pull out your slow cooker and let the beef simmer away for the day in that. Do it, it’s feesable, don’t feel like you’re cheating anyone here
• Once that piece of sexy beefy goodness is done set aside and allow to cool for a bit
• Now slice it up (or shred it for a pulled beef type scenario) best you can and get it onto a bun of some description, possibly with a bit of ‘slaw and a little home made spicy barbecue sauce, and get it into your belly

SPICY BARBECUE SAUCE (adapted from Manfuel)

May I just say this spicy barbecue sauce certainly is the good shit.

1 cup tomato paste
4 cups water plus 1 cup water
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
½ – 1 cup chipotle chilli, depending on how much heat you like, chopped or pureed
2 teaspoon each smoked paprika, ground cumin, onion powder and garlic powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup corn flour (starch) to thicken

• Cook out tomato paste and brown sugar on a low heat until sugar is dissolved
• Add the rest of the spices and stir until mostly dissolved. Cook out for a minute or two
• At this point add in the 4 cups of water and apple cider vinegar
• While the sauce simmers a bit, combine the 1 cup water with the corn flour (starch) in a bowl and mix thoroughly until completely dissolved
• After letting the barbecue sauce come up to a simmer, add in the corn flour mixture and stir everything thoroughly
• Once again bring the sauce back up to a simmer and you should notice it thickening up fairly quickly. Simmer the sauce for 3 – 5 minutes more stirring as it goes. Don’t simmer too long with the corn flour in there or the thickeners could break down
• Put this all over your brisket burger so it drips down your shirt and you look like an animal. I really do enjoy a good sloppy burger

28 comments on “Coffee Beef Brisket with Spicy Barbecue Sauce… and a month in the life of foodisthebestshitever

  1. Greg says:

    oh Sir Red Allot. That was allot of reading. Butt brisket be damned I made it. Now can you tell us how you made it that strong coffee. Drip, perk, espresso, cold brew or do you use instant coffee?

    1. I rock the espresso styles my friend but hey, you use what you like to use for your own face 🙂

    2. …and clearly a top shed blend 😉

  2. cheergerm says:

    Your past self was really very super organised knowing full well that your future self would have the mother of all hangovers after your 40th birthday celebrations. (You Really are in touch with yourself…ewww.. Creepy.) Sounds like you squeezed some superior celebrations in amonsgt the busyness. It’s my bro in laws 40th this coming weekend and I believe that part of the birthday fare is a very similar looking beefy brisketty burger. I cannot wait.

    1. I hope you have had training… lots of training. A 40th birthday celebration is no tame affair :).
      And we certainly could’ve got a lot creepier with that “being in touch with myself” thing, but since I’ve be away for a while now I thought I should ease back into it gently… ummm… and with that I’m outta here.

      1. cheergerm says:

        Just to add that I have passed the age of 40, barely mind you (cough nervous shuffle) and there has been a veritable slew of celebrations since. I am a pro. Let’s leave it at that.

  3. Paul says:

    Looking forward to making this one. All the best with the new adventure

    1. Thank you my friend. Enjoy 👍

  4. Man Fuel says:

    Tis truly a thing of beauty. Coffee can work some real magic with bbq. Congrats again on the restaurant and I appreciate the take on my BBQ sauce. Looks great and I think I might try mixing the tomato paste with the brown sugar first to get some more caramelization!

  5. Happy Birthday old man. Oh, and … have a GREAT day !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Badly bday and best of luck with the restaurant.

      1. Bahaha. Cheers homie 👍

  7. Conor Bofin says:

    Great to see you back and on song. Have a shit Birthday, if you like.

    1. Bahahaha. That is my favourite birthday call so far!!! 👌

    1. Yep. Damn tasty. Worthy of a lip licking!!!

      1. Miss Dinie says:

        Even though caffeine upsets my tummy, I’d still eat several chunks..

      2. Your tummy would be too busy enjoying the rest of it to even notice the caffeine 😜

  8. bluebunny01 says:

    Found it – thank you. I am going to try it very very soon. Sounds like you had fun. I love being old – and 40 isn’t old – its just the start ….

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