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prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, mix 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper and the cayenne. Set aside 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture. In a large bowl, toss the brisket with the remaining spice mixture.

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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees . In a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Working in batches, add the brisket and cook until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large roasting pan.

  • Add the beer to the skillet, lower the heat and simmer for 2 minutes, scraping up the browned bits. Pour the beer mixture into the roasting pan, cover and cook in the oven until the meat cuts easily with a fork, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Let cool.

  • Shred the beef and transfer to a large saucepan. Pour the remaining pan juices into a bowl and skim off the fat. Add 2 cups of the juices to the shredded beef, cover and keep warm over low heat.

  • In a small saucepan, heat the ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard and the reserved 1/2 teaspoon spice mixture over medium heat. Stir 1 cup of the ketchup mixture into the beef, setting aside the rest for serving. Cover the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

  • Split the baguettes and hollow out slightly. Mound the beef into the bread bottoms; cover with the bread tops. Cut each into 4 pieces and serve with the reserved sauce.

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