By Traeger Kitchen
This full packer is rubbed down with a coffee and cocoa rub, slow smoked for a dark bark and paired with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy.
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|1||(12-16 lb) whole packer brisket|
|1/2 Cup||Traeger Coffee Rub|
|1/8 Cup||Mexican cocoa powder|
|5 Pound||russet potatoes|
|1 1/2 Cup||heavy cream|
When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 225 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
225 ˚F / 107 ˚C
Trim all the fat off the top of the brisket and leave 1/4- inch of fat across the bottom.
1 (12-16 lb) whole packer brisket
Combine the Traeger Coffee Rub and the cocoa, and season the brisket with a layer of the rub.
1/2 Cup Traeger Coffee Rub
1/8 Cup Mexican cocoa powder
Place brisket on the grill and cook for 4 hours. After 4 hours, check the internal temperature of the brisket, it should be at 160 degrees F. If not to temperature, check again in 30 minutes.
160 ˚F / 71 ˚C
When the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, wrap the brisket in a double layer of heavy duty aluminum foil. Pour 2 cups of beef broth in the foil packet with brisket and place back on the grill.
2 beef broth
Increase grill temperature to 250 degrees F and cook for another 4 hours. Check the internal temperature, desired finished temperature is 204 degrees F.
250 ˚F / 121 ˚C
204 ˚F / 96 ˚C
If the brisket is not to temperature, check every 30 minutes until it reaches 204 degrees F. The entire cook time should be between 8-10 hours depending on the size of the brisket.
After it reaches 204 degrees F, pull it off the grill and wrap it in a towel. Set it on the counter for 1 hour before slicing.
For the mashed potatoes: Turn the grill to 350 degrees F and preheat for 10-15 minutes. Peel the potatoes and cut into one inch cubes.
350 ˚F / 177 ˚C
5 Pound russet potatoes
Put potatoes in oven save dish with 1-1/2 cups water, cover and cook for 1 hour or until fork tender. Drain the potatoes. Heat the cream and butter on stove and add to the potatoes. Mash potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
1 1/2 Cup heavy cream
1/2 Cup butter
For the gravy: Reserve the juices from the brisket foil packet and put into a fat separator. Pour separated broth into a pot and bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and water and add to the boiling broth. Bring broth back up to a boil, stirring constantly.
2 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon water
Remove gravy from stovetop and serve over sliced brisket and mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
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