Barbecuing on the 4th of July and Having a Great Independence Day Celebration!

Searing the meat!We found something new to barbecue for the 4th of July celebration this year! I love to barbecue and this took some planning but it turned out great!  With the family gathering around to share the weekend, we had been busy cutting down dead trees (the ash bore infestation seems to have reached us) and other outdoor activities. Everyone came away hungry and this provided a great main dish!  We did do this on the 3d due to some family travel requirements on the 4th but military family life often creates those flexible holiday celebrations!

Deb bought a beef brisket (a hunka meat) and marinated it for me. I put the grill on maximum till it read 400 degrees and then seared the meat on both sides for about a minute. Then I turned the heat down to low and let it simmer at about 300 degrees (my temp gauge seems to be pretty accurate). We had trimmed the fat off and I layered it on top with a sprig of rosemary. The fat cooked and kept the meat moist and each time I turned it I put the remaining fat on top with the rosemary again.

I did flip the meat about every 10 minutes and cooked it for 40 minutes and the center was medium rare to rare. The best part of this piece of meat was that it gives everyone a choice of well, medium, medium rare or if you want to take it off earlier you can have real rare too.

Cutting down one of eleven trees that created an appetite!
Serving the meat!It was simple, provided a great meal for a whole crew of hungry folks and we have leftovers too! We love to make little steak sandwiches from meat leftovers like this! Just take a bit of olive oil and parmesan cheese and sprinkle on very thin sliced bread (from a baguette roll is best). Place the meat on the bread in bite sizes and then broil in your oven or toaster oven till toasted! Two meals with one piece of meat! Fun times, good food and a great American celebration!

If you would like to see more recipes from our busy chefs go to MilitaryAvenue’s  Our Letters to You/Tasty Tuesday!byLeanne KocsisonMonday, July 04, 2011Military Life:,,,

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