Pulled Beef Brisket in phyllo pastry crackers

Recipe by ElmarieCourse: Dinner, Lunch

Savour the succulent tenderness of pulled beef brisket delicately nestled within crispy phyllo pastry crackers. I paired these festive crackers with De Krans Twist of Fate:
You can buy this great blend here: https://dekrans.co.za/product/de-krans-a-twist-of-fate/


  • 1.4 kilos beef brisket

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1⁄2 tsp chili flakes (smoked)

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 TBS Biltong spice or BBQ

  • 2 cans peeled chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 4 sheets phyllo

  • 100g butter, melted.


  • Pre-heat oven 180C.
  • Brush the beef all over with olive oil.
  • Mix the onion, chili flakes, garlic, biltong spice, tomatoes and red wine. Pour over the beef.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the oven with a lid or covered with foil.
  • Bake for 4 hours until soft. Shred the beef.
  • Place the phyllo sheet onto a surface and brush with melted butter.
  • Place some of the filling in the middle of the sheet. Roll into a sausage and press the ends that it look like a Christmas cracker. Repeat the process 4 times or make 2 large crackers.
  • Place the crackers onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper and brush with melted butter.
  • Bake for 25min at 180C.
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