It's Tuesday...so here I am....I needed to do something easy because we are up at the cabin doing renovations and I don't have a lot of time to fuss about.
...so I went with brisket
I served it with warm rolls, baked beans and a green salad.
And tomorrow it will make a perfect beef dip sandwich for our arriving guests.
generous use of spice mix
a few glugs of olive oil
325 degree oven
To Make the Spice Mix
mix together: 1 Tbs kosher salt, 2 tsp black pepper (i used pepper with worcestershire flavor combo i found at the market), 1/2 tsp cayenne, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 Tbs dried oregano, 4 1/2 tsp garlic, 2 Tbs chili powder, 2 Tbs brown sugar. Keep in airtight jar.
Dry the brisket with paper towels. On all sides, lightly coat with olive oil. Just a bit so the spice will stick. Then rub with spice mix. It will make a bit of a paste...be generous.
Place in a roasting dish or casserole...something with a bit of room.
Pop in oven. For a 3lb piece, I put it in the oven for about 4 hours.
Let rest for 15 minutes or so before slicing.