2 medium shallots, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 teaspoons chili powder
4 teaspoons smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 pounds first-cut brisket (or flat-cut), trimmed of fat
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 14-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1. Combine shallots, garlic, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, oregano and salt in a small bowl. Rub into both sides of meat. Set the meat in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
2. Pour Worcestershire sauce over the meat. Cover the pan with foil and set aside at room temperature while the oven heats to 350°F.
3. Bake the brisket, covered, for 2 hours. Meanwhile, blend tomatoes, brown sugar and vinegar in a large blender or food processor until smooth.
4. After 2 hours, pour the tomato mixture over the meat; continue baking, covered, until fork-tender, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes, for about 1 1/2 hours more.
5. Remove the meat from the sauce. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice against the grain. Skim the fat from the sauce in the pan; pour the sauce over the meat and serve (or follow make-ahead instructions).
article courtesy of KitchenDaily.com