If you’ve had corned beef or pastrami before, then you’ve had brisket. This large piece of flavor-packed beef is often cured or smoked, but it’s also one of the best cuts for braising and slow cooking. Let’s talk about where this hefty piece of beef comes from and how to buy and cook it!
Brisket comes from the breast section of the animal, under the first five ribs. It is a large cut that is sold boneless and usually weighs in anywhere from 8 to 20 pounds, making it quite a hefty-sized cut.