Texas pulled brisket burger

Texas pulled brisket burger

Serves: 4  |  Preparation time: 2 hours |   Cooking Time: 3 hours

1.2 kg beef brisket
2 large brown onions peeled and quartered
3 cloves garlic, peeled and bruised
1 tsp olive oil, plus 1 tsp olive oil
500ml salt-­reduced beef stock

Dry rub:

3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp smokey paprika
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
½ tsp coarse sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Sweet potato chips:
350g small sweet potato, finely sliced into rounds
1 tbsp extra-­virgin olive oil
¼ tsp sea salt

To serve:
4 sesame seed burger buns
2 dill pickles, sliced thinly
1 purple onion, finely sliced
barbecue sauce


  1. Rub brisket all over with dry rub. Place in a glass dish and cover with clingfilm. Marinate for at least 2 hours preferably overnight. Bring to room temperature when ready to cook.
  2. Preheat oven to 170°C. Place roasting pan over a cooktop, and bring to a medium­‐high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and then the brisket. Brown all over and then add the rest of the oil onions and garlic to the pan. Allow the vegetables to soften, about 8 minutes. Add stock, scraping bottom of pan. Cover tightly with foil and place in oven. Cook for 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  3. Turn the oven to grill at 200°C and uncover brisket. Cook for 15 minutes turning once halfway through. Remove once crisp, set aside.
  4. While meat is resting, turn oven onto 200°C, place potato slices on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, toss in sea salt and remaining oil and roast for 10-­12 minutes until crisp.
  5. Serve meat shredded and chopped in warm buns with pickles, onion and crisp sweet potato chips.


  1. For a simple alternative, serve with store bought sweet potato chips.

  2. Marinate beef for up to 48 hours to get a richer flavour.

  3. If the flavour of raw onion is too strong for you,  quickly pickle the onions by squeezing lemon juice over them before serving .

Results may vary.