Delicious brisket sandwich with broccoli salad!

Yes, I am a 22-year-old with a crock pot. My roommate and I also really want to get a dutch oven (specifically this one from Martha Stewart, hint hint family members looking for a birthday present).

We saw this recipe in Food Network magazine and we had to make it tonight! My boss told her friend that we were making it, and she thought it was funny that we were making “such an old person food.” Well it was delicious!

It was so easy to make, we just threw it in the crock pot all day. The recipe says that it makes enough for four plus leftovers, but we decided to cut it in half since brisket is kind of expensive. It made just enough for three huge sandwiches!

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 5-to-6-pound first-cut or flat-cut brisket, cut into 3 pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1 12-ounce bottle stout beer (we used some Guinness we had in the fridge)
4 stalks celery, cut into large pieces
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup dijon mustard
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon paprika
2 brioche or other rolls, split open and toasted
Coleslaw, for serving

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the brisket with salt and pepper, then brown on all sides, about 10 minutes, adding the garlic in the last 2 minutes.

Transfer the meat and garlic to a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Pour the beer into the skillet and simmer 30 seconds, scraping up the browned bits from the pan; add the beer mixture to the slow cooker.

Brisket waiting to be sliced

Nestle the celery around the meat and add the brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, mustard, soy sauce, bay leaves and paprika. Stir, then cover and cook on low 8 hours or on high 6 hours (we did it on low for 8 hours and it was perfect). Transfer the meat to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes, then thinly slice.

Serve on brioche halves with coleslaw; drizzle with the cooking liquid.

Do you think brisket is an “old person food?” Comment below!