Food & Wine

Beef Brisket Tacos

Beef Brisket Tacos

Spicy and nice!

Serves 6


1.5kg beef brisket

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp smoked paprika

2 large onions, sliced into half moons

6 cloves garlic, sliced

½ tsp liquid smoke

500ml beef broth

1 cup VIP sauce and ½ cup VIP sauce

1 tsp dried oregano

6 flour or corn tortillas

Freshly cooked corn, cut off the cob

Tomato, onion & coriander salsa

Pickled jalapeños

Sliced spring onions


Sour cream

Fresh coriander

Lime wedges

VIP sauce for drizzling


Pat the brisket dry and trim off any excess fat. Slice into 2 or 3 pieces to fit snugly into slow cooker. Rub brisket with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.

Place brisket in the slow cooker. Top with the onions, garlic, liquid smoke, beef broth and the 1 cup of VIP sauce. Cover with the lid and cook on slow for 6 hours. Remove brisket and allow to cool slightly before shredding.

Reserve cooking sauce and allow to cool. Skim off excess fat and reduce the rest of the sauce until thickened.

Blitz with a stick blender until smooth.

Toss shredded brisket through the sauce and add the fresh ½ cup of VIP sauce and dried oregano.

To assemble the tacos:

Add a generous mound of brisket to each tortilla and top with a corn, salsa, pickled jalapeños, spring onions and fresh coriander. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, lime wedges and extra VIP sauce for drizzling.

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