Chilebrown at home

Thursday, July 29, 2010


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!


Zoomie said...

That's a beautiful casserole you used to cook the meal. I'm envious of your wood oven.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of burnt endings...I'm going to hate to see those blackened Raiders butts once Tebow et al gets ahold of them.

Just thought I'd fan the flames abit since we're drawing near. :-)

Ok, now that I've got that out of my system and drawn first blood.... That casserole really looks good ChiliB. I wouldn't know the first thing about cooking in one of those wood ovens, but would love to try.

Greg said...

The crust protected the meat like the secret service covers the prez. A job well done.

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, You can buy them both at the Spanish Table in Berkeley. The casserole is inexpenive, the oven not.

hihglandranchfoodie, Oh gosh, you are so optomistic. The Denver Donkeys will bray in terror when they take the Silver & Black field.
Oh and we have a lot of fun with the oven.

Greg, It is fun to eat your mistakes, sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... brisket meatpie. Gonna have to try that sometime!

cookiecrumb said...

That's a good story, with a happy burnt ending.

Chilebrown said...

Zia, Mmmmmmm, I even like to say meat pie, Mmmmmm.

Cookiecrumb, Did you notice the absence of bacon. "I don't want all my food tasting like bacon everyday."

Chilebrown said...

Every other day!

cookiecrumb said...

I use bacon toothpaste for days when my diet's wrong.