Beef Brisket Grinder with 3 Peppercorn Glaze, Steak Sauce Mayo, and Cheddar-Scrambled Eggs

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 4 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 3 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
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3 tablespoons canola oil

3 1/2 to 4 pound brisket, trimmed of excess fat

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 Spanish onions, halved and thinly sliced

2 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 bottles porter beer

4 to 6 cups chicken stock

2 fresh bay leaves

3 fresh thyme sprigs

3 fresh parsley sprigs

2 cups aged sherry vinegar

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns

1 teaspoon crushed green peppercorns

1 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns

Cheddar Scrambled Eggs, recipe follows

Steak Sauce Mayonnaise, recipe follows

Kettle BBQ chips, crushed

8 to 10 soft hoagie rolls

Steak Sauce Mayonnaise:

3/4 cup mayonnaise

6 tablespoons molasses

3 tablespoons ketchup

3 tablespoons prepared horseradish, drained

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

1 tablespoon honey

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cheddar Scrambled Eggs:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

12 large eggs, whisked until smooth

4 ounces grated aged cheddar (a really good aged cheddar)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat until it begins to shimmer. Pat the meat dry on both sides with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Sear in the oil until golden brown on both sides. Remove to a baking sheet. 
  3. Add the onions and carrots to the pot and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the beer and cook until reduced by half. Return the brisket to the pot and add enough chicken stock to come halfway up the sides. Add the bay, thyme, and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, and transfer to the oven. Cook until fork tender, about 3 hours. Remove to a baking sheet. 
  4. While the brisket is cooking, combine the sugar and vinegar in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, and cook until thickened and reduced to about 3/4 cup. Let cool slightly. 
  5. Preheat the broiler. Brush the top of the brisket with some of the glaze, top with the crushed peppercorns, and broil until the glaze bubbles a bit. 
  6. To assemble the sandwiches: Slice the brisket across the grain. Spread some Steak Sauce Mayonnaise on the insides of the hoagie rolls. Pile some brisket on the rolls; if desired, drizzle some extra glaze on top. Top with some scrambled eggs and crushed potato chips.

Steak Sauce Mayonnaise:

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Cheddar Scrambled Eggs:

  1. Melt the butter in a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook until soft peaks form. Fold in the cheese, remove from the heat, and season with salt and pepper.