Paesano - Italian Beef Brisket with Fried Egg

Total Time:
13 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
5 hr

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 2 cups red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Brisket:
  • 1 (12 to 15 pound) brisket
  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • 8 seeded rolls, halved
  • Horseradish mayonnaise, for serving
  • 16 slices sharp provolone
  • 16 to 24 Roasted Tomatoes, recipe follows
  • Pepperoncini, for serving
  • 8 eggs
  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.
  • Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 2 Jersey tomatoes, cut into eights
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
Directions
Brisket:

For the marinade: Bring the vinegar, garlic, sugar, salt, oregano, fennel seed, black pepper, and 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes. Let cool. Place the brisket in a large baking dish and cover with the marinade. Let rest, covered, overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

For the brisket: Smear with the tomato paste and place in a clean large baking dish. Cook, covered, for 5 hours. The meat should easily come apart. Cool.

Slice the brisket against the grain in 1/8-inch thick slices. Reserve the jus separately. Keep the brisket slices warm in the jus.

Remove the insides of the rolls and smear with horseradish mayonnaise, to taste. Put 2 slices cheese, 2 to 3 roasted tomatoes, and a handful of pepperoncini on each roll. Place in the oven to crisp the rolls and melt the cheese. Meanwhile, cook the eggs to over-easy. Place 2 eggs on each roll. Top with about 4 ounces brisket and drizzle with some jus. Wrap and slice in half. Buen gustaio!

Roasted Tomatoes:

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Combine all the ingredients and roast for 1 hour.


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