Beer-Braised Brisket with Prunes and Ginger

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2017

Beefy in flavor and size, brisket has the potential to be the ultimate braised dish for company. The trick is turning this notoriously tough cut both moist and tender.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME5½ to 6 hours, plus 16 hours brining

Beer-Braised Brisket with Prunes and Ginger

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For braised brisket that would be both tender and moist, we started by salting the meat (halved lengthwise for quicker cooking and easier slicing and poked all over with a paring knife to allow the salt to penetrate) and letting it sit for ...

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