Meat question

Discussion in 'Beef' started by thedad45373, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. I have a package of meat from Kroger, it is marked "USDA Black Angus Beef Chuck Trimmed Brisket Boneless". Question, do I treat this as a Brisket or a Chuck?
    What would be the best way to prepare this? It weighs 3.5 pounds and is fairly even in thickness throughout. Any and all suggestions welcome.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    In my opinion, Kroger wasn't sure, so they threw that paragraph on it.

    Not seeing it, I would have to guess that it's a Brisket, and all the other words Black Angus, Beef, Chuck, Trimmed, and Boneless are all adjectives describing  the "Brisket".

    If it's a little Brisket Flat, I would do it like this:

    Brisket Flat     

    Last edited: Jun 23, 2014
  3. Bear, thanks for the info. Looks like the one you provided information on. I will follow your lead and cook it up Wednesday. Hope to remember to take pics along the way.
    Appreciate your help!
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sure looks like brisket too me.

    Mighty expensive one too.
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would say brisket too?

    Things changing so quickly these days?  Can't say if that is still considered expensive or not?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. Looking again I see it wasn't a Kroger product. Wife bought it at Foodtown in Tipp City. She said it looked like a good roast.
    I usually buy the meat and don't think I would have "paid the price" she did.
    It is supposed to rain most of the day so I'll get it all ready later this morning and cook it Wed.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---That's a Brisket "Flat". Even when Full Packer Brisket was cheap, a trimmed flat was still expensive, so your wife did OK.

    That's just about exactly the same size as the one in my Step by Step, so you could follow mine real close since it's your first one.

    Tip: Make a cut in it before you smoke it, so when it's done you'll easily be able to see which way the grain is going.

    PM me if you have any questions about the way I did mine.

  8. Followed your directions and this is what I came up with.

  9. Tried to upload two more but they didn't go so try again but just this one I guess.

    Very tasty

  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here.
  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great from Here, Dad !![​IMG]

    I'd be all over that !!![​IMG][​IMG]

  12. Looking pretty good for your 1st attempt!

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