About this cut
First Cut Brisket is THE roast of choice for many of our customers holiday and shabbat tables. It's lean, but very flavorful, and when braised gently (keep the lid on tight) you'll find it moist and tender, never dry. If you think you don't like first cut brisket, you haven't tried a Grow & Behold kosher first cut brisket!
With a 1/4" fat cap left on the meat, you can expect a jucier roast. Fat may be trimmed before serving if desired. You can find our fully trimmed First Cut Brisket here.
Our Black Angus cattle are bred for tenderness and raised in the US on pasture with no hormones or antibiotics. We are proud to partner with family farms and processing plants who take pride in producing premium quality meats, every step of the way. We carefully wet-age our beef on a precise and proprietary aging cycle, before it is vacuum sealed and flash frozen at peak quality. With a tight seal, you can enjoy this meat from your freezer for up to 2 years with no loss of quality.
Other names for this cut: Flat Cut Brisket
Basic Cooking Technique:
Braise low and slow.
- Brisket Stewed with Black-Eyed Peas (Michael Solomonov)
- Braised First-Cut Brisket (Bon Appetit)
- A French Take on American Brisket (Joan Nathan)
Learn more about Brisket:
Products are packed with coolant during their journey to ensure they arrive in great shape. Meats will arrive frozen or refrigerated. Most of our products are shipped frozen; occasionally, due to a very quick turnaround between when the meats arrive at our freezing and distribution facility and when they are delivered to you, meats may be shipped fresh. Meat that is cold to the touch can be refrigerated for immediate use, or frozen for later use. Learn more.
*Price per pound is an estimate for comparison purposes only. Click on the "Details" tab to learn more.
This was ordered on Sunday, shipped on Monday and came late in the day on Tuesday. It was frozen rock solid on arrival. I defrosted it in 3 days and it was exactly what was promised. The brisket was delicious and moist and received rave reviews rom all.
Delicious, tender, moist.pretty lean, even with fat cap. Shrunk up quite a bit after cooking. Best tasting brisket I’ve ever tasted.
How Many Pieces Will I Receive?
Our frozen meats are packaged in vacuum-sealed packages. Most packages contain one piece (ie, one Brisket). Some packages will contain two pieces (ie, Lamb Chops). Packages of smaller items, such as Chicken Wings or Pepper Steak, will contain multiple pieces.
For red meat items and multi-pack poultry items, vacuum-sealed packages may be packed in a cardboard box. If there is an option to choose how many packages you'd like in the box, you'll make that selection under "Customize Your Order." Then you'll choose your preferred weight (that is, the combined weight of all the the packages in that box.) If only one choice is showing in a green box, you do not need to make any selection.
Example: Lamb Chops
Let's say you're ordering Lamb Chops and you select the following:
You've chosen: 2 packages, ~1.1 lb, and the price shows $39.99.
You’ll receive 1 box, with 2 packages of lamb chops inside.
Each package will contain 2 lamb chops. You’ll have 4 lamb chops in total. We always try to pack similar-sized items, but you may find that some chops are slightly larger and some are slightly smaller.
How Much Does It Weigh?
We use weight ranges in order to keep our fulfillment system practical and manageable for items with variable weights (for example steaks. Packages of deli meats which are not sold by weight range as we can pack them by exact weight). The ranges are as small as practically possible to minimize the variation between the Selected Weight and the actual weght you receive. Because of this, if the price per pound is shown as "price/lb*", the *" indicates that it is an estimate for comparison purposes only, since the price associated with the selected weight is the price for all items within that weight range.
This chart shows the potential weight variance for selected weights on our site:
|Selected Weight||Potential Weight Variance|
|under ~0.95 lb||+/- 0.15 lb|
|~1 lb to ~3.9 lb||+/- 0.25 lb|
|~4 lb to ~10 lb||+/- 0.5 lb||over ~10 lb||+/- 1 lb|
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~1.5 lb could weigh as much as 1.75 lb or as little as 1.25 lb
- An item with a Selected Weight of ~5 lb could weigh as much as 5.5 lb or as little as 4.5 lb
We keep the ranges as small as practically possible to minimize the variation you might receive. Sometimes you will receive a bit more than the listed weight, and sometimes a bit less. Our customers find that on average they receive what they are expecting. But if you find that your actual weights in an order are all below the listed average, please snap a picture of the weight labels and send it over to us, and we'll be happy to make things right.