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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.

Yield: 6

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; but it's worth the wait.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 12 hourtotal time: 12 hours and 5 mins


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

To make the Salsa:
1 x red bell pepper - deseeded and cut into small dice
1/2 a cucumber - peeled and deseeded 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


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.

To make the salsa:
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! 


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 reheat gently until piping hot.
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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.

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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