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How To Shred Brisket

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 how to shred brisketThe Texas Beef Council recommends brisket as ideal beef cut for shredding purposes. Brisket has to be cooked thoroughly, and only then can it be shredded. Brisket shreds make delicious burritos and excess can be stored in zip-lock bags in the refrigerator and used as desired in the next few days. Given below are steps to shred brisket easily…




Steps to Shred Brisket

  1. Cook brisket in a crock-pot, slow cooker or in the oven.                                                                                                                        how to shred brisket
  2. Place cooked brisket on the cutting board and slice away excess fat.
  3. Using two forks shred the meat. Put in one fork into the meat piece. In the other hand (dominant), hold the second fork and pull away meat in layers.
  4. Keep inserting fork in various places and shredding the meat in batches until the entire brisket is shredded.


Instead of a fork, a knife or cleaver can also be inserted into the cooked brisket, especially if the piece of meat is large and a fork might not be enough to stabilize it.




Watch the video on how to shred brisket and pick up a few more tips from the same.


A little bit of patience and lots of practice would be necessary to master the art of shredding meat from brisket. However, the efforts would be worthy once you begin trying out delicious recipes using shred brisket.


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How To Shred Brisket