Tuesday Treats & Titles: Fighting for Brisket

Still no new releases to hype with character backgrounds tied to a recipe. One of the reasons I started this particular weekly post was to give some insight to my readers about the featured character and/or book–stuff that I know but don’t necessarily incorporate into the actual story. And sometimes, when I do this, a character will surprise me with a story from their backstory. I always make note of those instances for use in future books. Since I picked on Jack Riggs for my #ShirtsOffSaturday post on Facebook this past Saturday, it’s only fair that he gets some BBQ out of the deal.

James Gang Brisket
1/4 Cup Liquid Smoke
2 Tablespoons Worchester Sauce
1 Teaspoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, sea salt
1/2 Teaspoon pepper

Let’s Make It:
Original –

  1. Mix ingredients in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Place brisket in glass baking dish.
  3. Pour mixture over top of meat and spread.
  4. Cover with foil and marinate in refridgerator overnight.
  5. Cook 5 hours @275 degrees.

My way:

  1. Soak both top and bottom of large Romantoff clay baking pot for at least 20 minutes. Drain.
  2. Place brisket inside.
  3. Pour mixture over top and spread.
  4. Put pot in cold oven and set thermostat at 300 degrees. Bake for 3 to 5 hours, until tender. Time depends on the size of the brisket.

BBQ Sauce:
1 Cup ketsup
2 Cups water
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup Worchester sauce
1 Teaspoon sea salt
1 medium onion chiped (or 1/4 cup dried chopped onions)
1/4 Cup white vinegar

Make It
Bring all indredients to a boi in a medium sauce pan. Boil for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Brush or pour lightly over cooked brisket before slicing. Serve the rest in a gravy boat or bowl with a ladle  spoon so people can add their own to the meat on their plates. Keep any leftovers in sealed jar in refigerator.

Jack, being a former Texas Ranger and now the sheriff of Bandera County in Texas, knows his BBQ. And being a Wolf, he can eat his way through a brisket or four. 😉 Good thing he met and had the sense to claim Justice. She’s an Oklahoma girl (hence the reason she has the James Gang BBQ recipes) and a firefighter. Trust me when I say first responders are all about finding the good BBQ. If you are interested in their story, you can read FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription or buy it for $3.99. It’s also available in paperback. Just click on either pic or the title to click on over to Amazon to get your very own personal copy. What about y’all? Are you a fan of BBQ? If so, brisket, ribs, or chicken?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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