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Recipes: A Home Cook–Friendly Brisket, Plus Sides!

Anna Mowry

Anna Mowry

February 24, 2016


This peppery brisket from Louie Mueller Barbecue, a 2006 America’s Classic's winner, may be made in the oven, but trust us: it’s just as good as bona fide ‘cue. Start roasting your meat in the morning in order for it to be ready by dinnertime, and savor the leftovers all week long.  Get the recipe.

Because every brisket needs some stellar sides, be sure to include these dishes in your spread: James Beard’s own macaroni and cheese, plus a healthy arugula salad topped with apples and candied walnuts.

Macaroni and Cheese

Every home cook has their favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. This was James Beard's.

Candied Walnut–Apple Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

The Jack Stack team serves this light but flavorful salad next to plates of its signature ‘cue.


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