Well folks, it's here. The end of summer. Okay, not really. I refuse to let summer go until the last possible minute. We've still got plenty of warm, sunny days left, and here in Indiana, there are usually a couple of abnormally hot days in October still! But on the calendar, Labor Day is usually considered the last hurrah of summer, and I've got a great idea for your holiday cook-out!
It seems like we are all trying to fit in one last get together before the leaves begin to turn and some of us cover up the grills until next Spring. Now, most of you know we grill year round, but I still try to have one last big cookout Labor Day weekend. Rather is be just the three of us, with family, or in this year's case, some dear friends we've been trying to get together with all summer long.
This one is a great way to stretch a buck and make one cut of meat feed many people. Brisket is one of Alex's favorite summer time treats, and since we just filled our freezer with another side of beef, I couldn't wait to make it for him again.
This will remind you of barbecue you get at some roadside joint down south. It's slow cooked to tender, juicy, flavorful perfection and be piled high onto a sandwich you can't wait to sink your teeth into.
If you're planning a Labor Day party, get to your butcher right away. Nothing says summer grilled deliciousness like a good piece of barbecued brisket...and when it's this easy, that's icing on the cake!
Barbecued Beef Brisket
1 (4 lb.) boneless beef brisket
Barbecue Seasoning Blend
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Preheat grill burners to high. Reduce heat on one side to medium-high, and turn off burner on other. Line a pan with aluminum foil. Rub both sides of beef with seasonings, generously. Place beef on pan. Grill for 2/5-3 hours. Take meat off pan and place directly on grill. Cook 30 minutes more until crust forms on outside. Baste with barbecue sauce every 10 minutes. Remove from grill. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve on buns with extra sauce.
Shared on The Country Cook Aug. 29, 2014