Brisket with Dorito crust

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Brisket with Dorito crust

What can you do with brisket that hasn’t been done before? I think I did it. I coated a whole brisket with spicy Doritos and smoked it.

It seems like a ridiculous idea, but you have to try anything at least once before you can judge it. I tried it, and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Ingredients

  • Whole packer brisket
  • Mild mustard
  • 3 bags of chilli pepper Doritos
  • For the dry rub
  • 1 part table salt
  • 1 part ground black pepper
  • 1/2 part onion powder
  • 1/2 part paprika powder
  • 1/4 part garlic powder

How to

  1. Do not trim the brisket but leave the fat cap on. Just pat the surface dry with some paper towel.
  2. Brush a good layer of mustard on all sides of the meat. Mix the ingredients for the dry rub and sprinkle an even layer on the brisket.
  3. Open the bags of Doritos and crumble them by squeezing the bags. Sprinkle a heavy layer of the crushed Doritos on the brisket and push it in the mustard.
  4. Fire up your smoker with a temperature of 140ºC (284F). Lay the brisket on the grates, stick a thermometer in the thickest part and close the lid.
  5. After 8 to 9 hours, the brisket has reached a core temperature of 96ºC (205F), and then you can take it out of the smoker.
  6. Let it rest for 20 to 30 minutes before slicing the brisket.

BBQ gear used

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