Mexican-style Spicy Pulled Brisket Fajitas

Brisket of beef is a cheaper cut of meat that requires slow cooking and when I say slow cooked I really mean it!  Yes 12 hours in a slow cooker is what's needed to get perfect melt in your mouth beef.  I'd never cooked brisket before and fancied it would be rather nice cooked in a spicy tomato based sauce.  The result we perfect and well worth the wait. 

Spicy Pulled Brisket Fajitas
Once done, simply pile onto soft warm tortillas and top with a corn and black bean salsa.
If you cook a bigger piece of brisket than I did, once cooled it can easily be popped into the freezer making this meal perfect for an informal dinner party with friends or family.
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To make 6 Fajitas - you will need:
650g beef brisket
1 packet of shop bought spice mix for fajitas
1 jar of shop bought fajita cooking sauce
1/2 a Knorr beef stock cube dissolved in 100ml hot water

How to do it:
Without removing any string from the brisket (or it will fall apart during cooking) roll it in the packet mix to coat well.
Pour the cooking sauce into a slow cooker and stir in the beef stock.
Pop the spice coated brisket in - the liquid should be enough to cover the brisket and put the lid on a cook on low for 12 hours. 
Remove the brisket and pop onto a board.  Remove the string and shred using two forks.  The meat will literally fall apart and be delicious.  Put the meat into a bowl and add just 1 tablespoon of the cooking liquid and stir through and keep warm.
**If you plan to freeze this then make sure the beef has cooled before popping into a suitable container and freezing along with a little of the cooking liquid. Be sure to re-heat gently until piping hot.

To make the Salsa:
1 x red bell pepper - deseeded and cut into small dice
1/2 a cucumber - peeled and de-seeded cut into small dice
1 x large tomato - halved then de-seeded and diced
1 x small tin of sweet corn - drained well of liquid
1 x small tin of Black Eyed Beans - drained of liquid then rinse under cold running water and drain well
squeeze of lime juice
Put all the prepared salsa ingredients into a bowl.  Season with a little salt if you think it needs it and a squeeze of lime juice then stir again to mix.

When you are ready to serve:
Warm the corn tortillas in a microwave as per packet instructions add the shredded beef and top with the salsa and enjoy!

Spicy Pulled Brisket Fajitas

1 comment

  1. I love melt in the mouth kind of meat dishes ... with a bit of spice. Another reminder to invest in a slow cooker


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