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The Best Way To Chop Brisket
By Haldan Kirsch
Brisket is one of the eight primal cuts of beef, full of connective tissue and fat and perfect for slow cooking. One of the great qualities of brisket is that it can be served and portioned in refined slices, or chopped up to dish out as a shredded topping or sandwich filling.
To chop your brisket, The Kitchn recommends using a meat cleaver which will make quick work of chopping up the point — the most flavorful part — or the entire brisket. It's best to cut against the grain for more tender meat, and run the cleaver over the meat until it's chopped into appropriately sized pieces.
Another way to cut brisket is by slicing it into long, sometimes thin, slices, which BBQ Host says make for a better presentation. Simply Meat Smoking adds that a great way to have the best of both worlds is to slice the flat section of the brisket and chop the point because of its irregular shape and high-fat content.