Burnt ends are the point end of a brisket that have been cooked to the stage of being covered in a dark flavorful bark. They have been referred to as meat candy.We cooked with brisket today but the results were not sweet meat chunks, but more like charcoal. We attempted to make a meat pie using leftover brisket and vegetables. This pie was covered with a simple pie crust. The wood fired oven was stoked and the pie was cooked in a excessive high level of heat.
The ingredients of this pie was a melody of beautiful parts. Some smoky leftover brisket, carrots, potato's, and mushrooms. were place in a aluminum pan with a splash of water. It was covered with foil and cooked in the oven for 10 minutes. The high heat steamed the vegetables perfectly. Chopped meat and seasonings were added to the vegetables. Some cream of mushroom soup was added to this mixture. The filling was covered with a simple pie crust.
The wood fired oven is a fun tool. I have been guilty in the past of using to high a level of heat.There is a calming effect building a fire and watching it burn. I need to be patient and let the heat come down from 900 degrees. Maybe it is the heat of my passion of burning desire to cook some great meals. Any way, the crust burned almost immediately. The meal was not a total loss. We just removed the crust and enjoyed the filling. Sometimes burnt endings are okay!