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Tyson Smokehouse Brisket Review
The Tyson Company is well-known for its chicken products. Do you know that they also make a ready-to-eat smoked brisket? I sent my husband to our local Costco to buy a package of Tyson Smokehouse Brisket. Two pounds of this pre-cooked brisket was about $15. Was it worth the price?
Although it was expensive, I recommend this product. Nutritionally, this falls in the category of those foods that I don't eat every day. It is choice beef, so the fat content is high. A 3-ounce serving has 270 calories, and 200 calories comes from saturated and unsaturated fat. Each serving delivers 16 grams of protein and 8% of the daily value of iron. While it does not taste especially salty, each serving contains 570 mg of sodium.
The package advertises that the brisket is "naturally smoked with authentic hardwood chips." This product does taste like it was hardwood smoked. With many of the meats that purport to be smoked, there is a nasty chemical aftertaste. Tyson avoids this. A pleasant smoke taste lingers gently on the tongue. The tasty meat is tender and has a good mouth feel. It is a littler slicker than a brisket that I would buy at my local barbecue, which has a genuine meat texture that's a bit rough. The Tyson Smokehouse Brisket is sliced, rather than shaved, for a thicker piece of meat.
Heating directions for the meat are included on the package for the conventional oven, microwave, and grill. They are simple and easy-to-follow. The brisket is ready in minutes! I also like to place slices of meat into a foil pack with my favorite barbecue sauce. I heat it at 350 degrees until the whole thing is warm. An old-fashioned way to heat the meat is to put it in a heavy skillet. You know how I love my iron skillet! Add a couple of tablespoons of water and crank the heat up to high. Cover the pan while bringing the contents up to the boil. Turn the heat down to low and heat gently until the brisket is warm. Succulent! The meat is not just warm; it's juicy, too!
I enjoy two slices of brisket stacked on top of each other for my sandwiches. Serve the slices on your favorite bread, bun, or roll. Grill the bread or leave it plain. Dress the sandwich like a burger, or use a flavored mayo. Wrap the luscious meat in a fresh, warm tortilla with some creamy coleslaw or salad with poppy seed dressing for a mouthwatering wrap sandwich. Tyson Smokehouse Brisket is a versatile product, and your creative ideas can use it to easily make the brisket sandwich of your dreams.
Related links: The Related Links below this article may be of interest to you. The coleslaw is perfect with brisket! Flavored mayos can help you make unique sandwiches. If you substitute brisket for the chicken in the maple mayo recipe, you have an unbelievable taste treat. Enjoy your sandwiches!
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